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Ask the Bucket


Ask the bucket what it knows;
Ask the water where it flows.
Call the fish forth from the stream;
Call the widow from her dream.
 
Tap the teapot, swirl the tea;
Tap the night dreams, flowing free.
Wash the dishes, light the lamp;
Wash your face, but leave it damp.
 
Climb the stairs up to the roof,
Climb, because you need no proof
That your life’s about to end—
Ah, I wish you well, my friend!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #180
 
More Poetry Pantry #421 at Poets United

Lamp

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View of the Cathedral, Zacatecas, México
 


the jade-seller’s lamp
still burning long past midnight
blotting out the moon
 
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Always somewhere a lamp is burning.

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Jade”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Corner

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Ruins at El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Turning the corner
that crumbled ages ago,
I search for a lamp.
 
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I turn the corner
that crumbled ages ago,
searching for a lamp.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Fuyuko Tomita’s ‘The Corner'”

Lamp

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Shadow lamp, northern New Mexico
 


January sun
leaking through a shadow lamp—
beggar knows the way
~~ ~~ ~~


Shadow lamp outshines the winter sun.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Sun”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Lamp