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Flood

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Detail of a carpet in a church in Wellton, Arizona
 


If a mighty flood should come,
Sweeping through the church’s doors,
Carpets would be overwhelmed
As would all the parquet floors.
 
When the mighty flood subsides,
Just as in the Bible lore,
There will come an olive branch
From the One who makes waves roar.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Spaces

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A red leaf among pine debris, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


On the forest floor
even hidden spaces hold
both darkness and light.

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Secrecy

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An abandoned house, Zacatecas, México
 


deserted dwelling—
three mice meet in secrecy
on the second floor

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Secrecy”

Seasons

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~~ 1 ~~
 
summer’s first new moon
keeping her awake for hours
in a bed of stars
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
first night of the year
her modest white kimono
falling to the floor—
in a separate chamber
soft notes from a bamboo flute
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
little hanging lamps
connected to the plum trees
with frayed bungee cords—
asleep beneath the blossoms
a beggar takes his last breath
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
drought-stricken pasture
a signal to the horses
that smoke will follow—
even now you can hear them
bickering amongst themselves

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Threesome

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old alcoholic
distracted from her drinking
completely sober
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
walking in the barn
her genuine sympathy
for the cat-mauled mouse
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
first night of the year
her modest white kimono
falling to the floor

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Three Word Wednesday: “Distracted, Genuine, Modest”

Departed

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iPhone photo, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


tiny rodent skull
littering the desert floor
a departed soul

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “A Departed Soul”
 
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Tsunami

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old poet stumbles
haiku tsunami
flooding the floor

 

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More The April Heights 2013: “Tsunami”