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Let Us Decorate in Silence


Let us decorate in silence
While the wind chimes ring with glee;
Let us warm ourselves with whisky
Splashed in steaming cups of tea.
 
It is plain our house needs something
To revive its heart and soul;
Let us lift a glass in hope, dear,
Nibbling cake and jelly roll.
 
Far too long we’ve had too little
And our home has had no heat;
Let us eat some peanut brittle,
Then our joy will be complete.

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Wildflowers

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Desert sand verbena, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


soon to be laid waste
by summer’s relentless heat—
wayside wildflowers

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Endless

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Battered garden goddess, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


those endless summers—
even garden goddesses
shatter from the heat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Margaret Chula’s ‘Following My Footprints'”

Potsherds

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Ceramic decoration left by a young visitor, reduced to potsherds, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


broken into bits
by midsummer’s fearsome heat—
tokens of the quest

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Midsummer”

Wilting

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today
 
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Wilting weather has come our way!

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

Noonday

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


eight hours till moonlight
to quell the desert’s trembling
from the noonday heat

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiki’s ‘Reeds Tremble'”

Creek

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 

respite from the heat
where clear soothing waters flow—
crow sips from the creek

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