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Quirky Couplets

How bothersome it is when flies
Buzz my coffee at sunrise!
If you have a fretful wife,
Be prepared for lots of strife!
Swat the spider, set it free
From its webbed captivity!
A deep hole—imagine that!
Will it fit inside my hat?
My bicycle is looping round and round the park;
Morning, noon, and afternoon—even in the dark!
Roses for the weekend, every weekday too;
Roses, darling, roses—yellow ones for you.


Couplets © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #242
More Pantry of Poetry and Prose #6 at Poets United



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Ceramic frog on a blue mat, Southern California

Froggy on a mat of blue,
May I hop along with you,
Seeking tasty flies and such?
I would like that very much!

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Blue Monday
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Detail of a screen door

tantalizing flies—
the scent of sugar syrup
seeping through the screen

Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Screen Door or Window Screen”


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Ceramic turtle, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona

ravenous turtle
lumbering through the garden—
terrified gnats flee
~~ ~~ ~~
Old Turtle Woman
rummages in the garden
for succulent flies.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Turtle”

Creatures Great and Small


curious weaving—
two whales swimming side by side
in the tapestry
~~ ~~ ~~
the birds that followed Jesus
pecking at my eyes
~~ ~~ ~~
wary and alert
two flies meeting for breakfast
in the sugar bowl

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Three Word Wednesday: “Curious, Inevitable, Wary”