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Summer


Summer
drew us away
from grief at dusk
as a courteous host
draws his guest
into the light
offering drinks
dinner
and conversation.
Who would want
to escape
such grace?
Only a moth
perhaps
with a broken wing.

 
 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #291
 
More Writers’ Pantry #45 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Four Haiku


at the water’s edge
the saved wait to be baptized—
old-time religion
 
 
shadows by the bridge
sculpted from hollowed-out light—
great blue heron’s cry
 
 
feet follow cinders
leading to the temple gate
a place of great grace
 
 
fingers framed by light
clutching an old rosary
carved of human bone

 
 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #281
 
More Writers’ Pantry #35 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Finding Bliss in Change


Let’s make a parade, and march through the gate;
These times are trying, but we cannot wait.
 
Grace has gone swimming, and things are amiss—
Who in her right mind would argue with this?
 
See how old prejudice rears up its head?
Cut it off quickly! Make sure that it’s dead.
 
There’s beauty in yellow, red, white, and black;
Joy’s in the middle, the front and the back.
 
It’s simple, my friend, to bring a new day.
Old braids of hatred? Just snip them away!

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #273
 
More Writers’ Pantry #27 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

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
 
 
More The Whirligig #266
 
More Writers’ Pantry #20 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

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
 
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Seven”

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
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Modern Times Haiku #1”

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
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “The Beatitudes”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

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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More Carpe Diem: “Little New Year”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Truth”

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
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Retreat”