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Seven Couplets to Ponder or Ignore

Wisdom comes from roots and stones,
Often from the sparrow’s bones.
Sending healing thoughts to you!
Hope you’re better, yes, I do!
Lines unfolding one by one—
All too soon my work is done.
In the realm of string and twine,
Will you be my valentine?
Lessons near the frigid coast
Are the ones I hate the most!
If your foremother should come,
Toot a horn and pound a drum!
Spirit wide and Spirit deep,
Do not make me, Spirit, weep.


Couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #269
More Writers’ Pantry #23 at Poets and Storytellers United



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Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California

wounded tree
healing memories
in the sun

Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Seasonal stream, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

whispering waters—
sipping from the healing stream
mercies for today

Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif: “Recovery/Healing”


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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

seeking the healing
of bubbling wasteland hot springs
where the rainbow ends

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Hot Springs”


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in the backyard
a rainbow in the birdbath breaks—
a sipping magpie

seven broken soldiers come
to drink the healing waters

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #31
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher