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A Lantern Made of Whiskey


A lantern made of whiskey,
A subway made of glass,
A sari made of tea leaves,
A toothbrush made of brass—
 
I found them in the bakery
On Smashing Dingo Street;
From chains they were a-dangling,
And tempting me to eat.
 
But I took out my compass—
See! Dandelions bloom!—
And sought the nearest exit
From that enchanted room.
 
I found it in a heartbeat,
I took it mighty fast,
I slammed the door behind me,
And then felt safe at last.

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lantern Festival

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lantern festival—
the empty one in her hand
giving off no light
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
lantern festival—
certain that the others’ light
will guide her footsteps
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
evening festival—
hillsides absorbing the light
from ten thousand lamps

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lantern

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Zacatecas, México
 

A single lantern
cannot light a whole city,
but one prophet can.


 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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