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Sunlight


The sunlight
now flooding the valley
after three weeks
of steady rain with no slits in the
clouds, no patches of light,
must be a sign.
 
With one hand
I grab my guitar,
with the other
I begin scribbling a tale
about the distant waterfall.
fed by the recent rains,
that keeps thundering into an abyss.
 
I could have drifted
into darkness,
been swallowed by deep waters,
if sunlight had not
come to the valley again.
 
This is my tale,
this is my song.
Sing with me.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #162
   
More Poetry Pantry #404 at Poets United

Dark Sayings


Pour out libations of coffee
on the mountain.
Hand the longer straw
to the loser.
Soften tall buildings
with mystical solvent
until they topple.
Put a painting in each hand,
then toss them into the dumpster.
Do you still believe in miracles
after hearing these dark sayings?
How can your heart not be sad?
Even the blackbird is numb.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #148
   
More Poetry Pantry #390 at Poets United

Coin

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Full moon setting over Wellton, Arizona just before daybreak
 


A ten-rupee coin—
this also is a full moon,
fitting in my hand.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Moon”

Hiding

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A brown paper bag,
clutched in a little girl’s hand,
hides the Milky Way.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Invisibility”

Wave

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


a wave of her hand
to frighten away the koi—
everything changes

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Wave”

Poem

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


the distant mountains—
in my left hand a poem
to read on the way

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

Gratitude

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to receive some sunflowers—
morning gratitude

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sunflowers

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Sculpted metal sunflowers, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


stretching out my hand
to caress a sunflower
before the first frost

 
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sunflowers pointing the way to autumn

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn”

Everything

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Three friends at the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


grasping for one koi
then taking it in her hand—
everything changes

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Wednesday Waters
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘If Taken in My Hand'”

Bag

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Sunrise making the Milky Way invisible, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


a brown paper bag
concealing the Milky Way
clutched in a child’s hand

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Milky Way”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon