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Starlight

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Christmas tree decorations in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Where is the starlight
to keep my feet from stumbling
on the long way home?

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Diary Entry

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O my little pumpkin-head,
How you thrilled me when you said,
 
“Bring me milk and bring me dirt—
I will teach you how to flirt.
 
All night long we’ll play at love,
While the wheeling stars above
 
Shape and shape anew our dream:
To have love our only theme.
 
Neither brick nor bird nor car
Will outshine that dazzling star,
 
Star that guides our hands and feet
In the ways that lovers meet.”
 
O my little pumpkin-head,
I’m still thrilled, though you are dead.

 

Poem © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #318
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #75

Spent

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On the shore of Lake Skinner, Winchester, California
 


Even the spent weeds,
women with delicate feet,
rustle as you pass.

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Home

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A stone Buddha in a hidden courtyard, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Near the Buddha’s feet
a lily of the valley
makes itself at home.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lily of the Valley”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Washing

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Koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Before moving on,
I wash my feet in the pond—
koi between my toes.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #10
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Washing My Feet'”

Dust

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
seeking immortality—
dust clings to my feet

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Immortality”

Enough

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Christmas tree decorations in a church in Arizona
 


One star is enough
to keep my feet from stumbling
on the long way home.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Stars”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blossoms

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Our Lady of LaVang, El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


Shrugging off the snow,
a Lady coaxes blossoms
from her hands and feet.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Richard Wright”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 9

Morning

Dawn, Gila Mtns.
Subtle early morning shadows steal across agricultural land, Yuma County, Arizona
 


on little mice feet
morning skitters through the field
too early for crows
~~ ~~ ~~


Can a mouse move without skittering?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crow”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Shortcut

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


on the shortcut path
ten thousand shifting shadows
rushing at my feet

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Buson’s ‘On the Shortcut Path'”