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My friends leave the room


My friends leave the room,
taking daylight with them,
along with the moon and stars.
The onset of an illness makes me
morbid, not dangerous.
In my trance-like state,
I care for nothing.
What led me away from
wisdom’s eight strong pillars?
Will giving you the symptoms
of my illness point me to a cure?

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

NOTE: This poem is almost entirely the product of my imagination. Any resemblances to my own life are purely coincidental.
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #154
   
More Poetry Pantry #396 at Poets United

Handshake


The year’s first handshake—
two old friends greet each other
on a busy street.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Poetry About the Body”

Secrets

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A young visitor seems to communicate with pigeons near the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


pigeon whisperer—
the secrets he can murmur
only to his friends

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Teatime

Blue door
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Behind the blue door
two friends sip tea together—
the tinkling of spoons.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Friend”

Madness

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Winter afternoon shadows settle near an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


waiting for some friends
near a tree that has no leaves—
midwinter madness

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #46
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 

News

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Waiting for the Village Jazz Series to begin, Yuma, Arizona
 


on a bench three friends
discussing the evening news—
thermometer falls

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Stroll

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November afternoon shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

leaving friends behind
to stroll alone through shadows
and wait for the moon

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Friends

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Two old friends enjoying the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


two old friends
waiting for a thunderclap—
studied nonchalance
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
short on time
best friends forever
seize the day

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Short”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Kala Ramesh’s ‘Thunderclap'”