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Bleak Is the Stable


Bleak is the stable and frosty the hay;
The old shepherd’s moaning, “Please go away!
Give me some quiet, for that would be bliss;
Messes annoy me—just look at all this!
Some other farmhand should milk the brown cow,
While I feed the lambs, the calves, and the sow.
Yes, I know my part, I know it right well:
Work is my worship, despite the rank smell.”

 
  

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #244
 
More Pantry of Poetry and Prose #8 at Poets United

 

Eat Some Beef, Throw a Stone


 
~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
 
Eat some beef, throw a stone,
Carry hay, gnaw a bone;
Something good will soon appear—
Isn’t everything quite clear?
 
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
 
Apricots are turning ripe,
Whiskey’s in the water pipe,
Running cold and fast and free—
Will you have a drink with me?
 
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
 
Pipers piped and dancers danced,
Horses horsed and prancers pranced;
Sensors sensed that all was clear—
It was just that time of year.
 
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
 
Archaic is the padlock,
Archaic is the key,
Archaic is the gate post,
Archaic just like me!
 
~~ ~~ 5 ~~ ~~
 
Shoulders, fingers, knees and toes—
What’s that tattoo on your nose?
Why’s it there, for pity’s sake?
It looks like a rattlesnake!

 
Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #172
 
More Poetry Pantry #413 at Poets United
 

Raking

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Old hay rake, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Now raking shadows instead of hay…

 
Text © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Dreaming

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El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 


even in half-light
still dreaming of the manger
and the scent of hay

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Light”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Manger”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 7

Retired

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Old hay rake, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


retired from hay fields
farm implement at high noon
raking sharp shadows

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Heights: “Sharp”