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The Spiritual Godfather

An homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with phrases found in his New York Times obituary:
 

At the end of his life,
aglow,
the spiritual godfather
at dawn
starts wailing:
“Fireflies!”
Sharp humor and social consciousness
dissolve
like Galilee,
like smoke.

 

Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Fireflies

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Spring sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


one more small wonder
the light from all those fireflies
blotting out the sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cloaked

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St. Thomas Indian Mission, Winterhaven, California
 


Plodding step by step,
weary pilgrims dream of shade—
fireflies cloak their lights.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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