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Blackbird, O Blackbird


 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
at midnight in the garden,
who can see your wings?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
even the water trembles
when you start to sing.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
do you prefer the cypress
over the white rose?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how many songs overflow
from your handsome throat?
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
tell me what I need to know
to make your path mine.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
I search the chapel rooftop—
will I find you there?

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #178
 
More Poetry Pantry #419 at Poets United

A Quintet of Silliness


In the tundra you’ll not find
A stand of trees of any kind.
 
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A hologram is just the thing
To make the holy angels sing.
 
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Anyone who sings at dawn
Should just shut up and be gone!
 
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No parking in the garden, no parking close to trees!
But if I cannot park there, then tell me where, O please!
 
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Touch my lips and touch my crown,
Pick me up and set me down.
Let this be your lifelong task—
Is this much too much to ask?

 
Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #170
 
More Poetry Pantry #411 at Poets United
 

Blue Monday: Garden Path

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A bright spring morning at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona


A bright blue day is the best;
It far outshines all the rest.
There’s really an art
To cheering the heart,
Something that bright days do best.
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Marigolds

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


We biked into the garden,
Where marigolds did bloom.
We thought we’d have a picnic
In this fine outdoor room.
 
We spread a checkered blanket,
Near where we laid our bikes;
We nibbled cheese, sipped some wine,
And listened to the shrikes.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Bicycles”
   

Stalwart

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Garden guardian, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stalwart garden frog
waiting for tasty morsels
to tingle his tongue

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Frog”

Garden

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


her rooftop garden
where even shadows ripen
to a rare sweetness

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New shadows growing in rooftop pots…

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

On a Crumbling Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


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on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight—
its whirring wings never stop
as it hovers for a sip
 
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empty garden bench
where last night’s conversation
still lingers at dawn
patterns of loss and longing
nestling in the wooden slats
 
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all things softening
as summer moves toward autumn—
even field mice seem
to dwindle into mere fluff
a child’s breath can blow away
 
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a cold deep pool
where she comes to bathe at dawn
dropping her silk blouse
into the dry stems and weeds
detritus of late summer
 
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offering herself
as an exile from the world—
the burdock knows why,
and so does the peony
with its extravagant bloom

 
Tanka and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #312
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #69

Cluttered

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


early spring twilight—
even my desert garden
is cluttered with clouds

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

Frog

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Garden guardian, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


frog in the garden
waiting for tasty morsels
to tingle his tongue

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Frog”

Endless

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Battered garden goddess, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


those endless summers—
even garden goddesses
shatter from the heat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Margaret Chula’s ‘Following My Footprints'”