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My Hopes Are Dashed and Scattered


My hopes are dashed and scattered,
There’s no more grace to spare,
For flyaway potatoes
Have landed everywhere!
They’ve landed on my shoulders,
They’ve landed on my knee,
They’ve landed in the ocean,
They’ve landed in the sea.
Some folks would call it bounty,
But I call it bad luck
To live in Tater County
And drive a tater truck.
Perhaps I should be grateful
For taters, lanes, and such,
But after three bad crashes,
I am not grateful much.


 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blessings

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clifton, Arizona
 


From hands stained with grace
to those whose need is greatest,
seven blessings flow.

 
Poem © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Scarf

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Mother and child out for an early morning stroll, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a thin scarf of light
wrapping mother and daughter
threads of morning grace

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Satisfied

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


her hunger and thirst
satisfied in the garden—
the waters of grace

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Smudge

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Indigo bush at first light, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


looking to the east
on Little New Year’s morning
for a smudge of grace

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Full

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in perfect silence
the wilderness at sunrise
full of grace and truth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Retreat

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


behind the closed doors
a room for quiet retreat—
seven wines of grace

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Empty

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Abandoned house, Southern Arizona
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of an empty house

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quietude

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Backyard shrine, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


pure honey of grace
in the daily quietude
of a backyard shrine

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Leaning

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Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona
 


at a wayside shrine
a dozen weary pilgrims
leaning into grace

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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