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Four Haiku


at the water’s edge
the saved wait to be baptized—
old-time religion
 
 
shadows by the bridge
sculpted from hollowed-out light—
great blue heron’s cry
 
 
feet follow cinders
leading to the temple gate
a place of great grace
 
 
fingers framed by light
clutching an old rosary
carved of human bone

 
 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #281
 
More Writers’ Pantry #35 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

The Summer of Braids


This is the summer of braids and bare feet;
We manage somehow to survive the heat.
 
Maybe some shifts in the shimmering line
Assure us we’re well, and all will be fine.
 
Maybe it’s magic, and maybe it’s not,
But suddenly things don’t seem quite so hot.
 
We look in the mirror, knowing we must,
And find we have enough faith to trust
 
That whatever comes again we can face
As long as our fingers reach out for grace.

 
 
Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #279
 
More Writers’ Pantry #33 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Twice-Told Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
 
breeze beneath the stars
making prairie grasses prance—
mustangs on the move
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
the icy river
where she comes to bathe at dawn—
falling kimono
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a skein left behind
after the wrathful weaver
abandons his work
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
on her back porch bowls
filled with drifting lakes of cream—
treats for feral cats
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a thorn at the end
of the long-stem yellow rose
piercing her fingers
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
To the forest glade
two women come at midnight,
shattering the peace.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
As the raven flies
over shady canyon lands—
the sound of weeping.
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
desert oasis—
from deep within the waters
the thrumming of psalms
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
three cups of coffee
as they loll through the morning—
afterglow of love
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
dialing the number
of the taxi cab service—
journey into night
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
a wicker hamper
with dirty clothes poking out
spilling to the floor
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
a month of blog posts
scheduled for publication
before she checks out

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #260
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #15

Entwined

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Castoff medical glove, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


An empty blue glove,
entwined with the desert wind,
flutters its fingers.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Entwined”
 
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