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Sporting

National Botanic Gardens
Scarecrow in the organic garden, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
 


old strawhead
sporting a new star
for Christmas

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Foxes

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New Year’s Eve 2012 fireworks, Dublin, Ireland
 


against the dark sky
colorful flowers and suns—
another festival


somewhere foxes are waiting
to lap up the fireworks ash

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Old Strawhead

National Botanic Gardens
Scarecrow in the organic garden, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
 


carnival of one—
old strawhead in the garden
crooning for a crow

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Peacock

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Orchid, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Dublin
 


A greenhouse orchid
pretends to be a peacock,
fanning its proud tail.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pretending

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Orchid, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Dublin
 


A greenhouse orchid
pretends to be a peacock,
fanning its proud tail.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Blue Lamps

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New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration, Dublin, Ireland
 


In a Dublin street
blue lamps bob on bamboo poles,
welcoming new year.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whiffs of Grace

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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
 


Sometimes paradise
leaks through a stained-glass window,
bearing whiffs of grace.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Strawhead

National Botanic Gardens
Scarecrow in the organic garden, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
 


Sometimes a strawhead
presides over paradise,
scaring crows to death.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Death

Kilmainham Gaol
 
In the photograph you see a simple wooden cross, set in a corner of the execution yard of Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland. It commemorates the fateful night of 12 May 1916 when a badly wounded rebel, James Connolly (his leg had been shattered by a bullet in the Easter Rising, and he was unable to stand), was strapped to a chair and executed by a British firing squad as an example to the Irish that insurrection would not be tolerated.
 
Connolly’s death helped to change public opinion about the rebellion. Before his execution, there was little public support for throwing off the chains of British rule. Afterwards, the republican movement gathered momentum, and Ireland became a Free State in 1922, and a Republic in 1937.
 


A patriot’s death
marked the birth of a nation
in 1916.

 
The soul of a nation is in the heart of a prison.
 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lovesong

Ha'penny Bridge
Ha’Penny Bridge, the River Liffey, Dublin, Ireland
 


What weird script is this,
scribbled grey across the sky—
a Gaelic lovesong?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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