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Tales of This and That

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Section of a well-weathered wooden wagon wheel, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
on a well-worn plank
peppers waiting to be sliced
with a keen-edge knife
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
As winter deepens,
her loneliness grows longer
in the waning light.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
From a broken plate
the homeless man is scraping
just enough to taste.
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
Everything depends
on music she composes
while making mistakes.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
Death by cliff or snare—
she imagines her revenge
on him who harmed her.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
Artists young and old,
create out of this darkness
new and dazzling light.

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Skirling

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Fallen leaf, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California

 


I have attempted to “revise” this charming haiku by Basho:

 

Won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.

 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


in a single leaf
little airs of loneliness
skirling in the light

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wine

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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


drinking from the falls
in the absence of a pub—
wine of loneliness
always clinging to my tongue
even though I rinse my mouth

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Falls

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Waterfall, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


drinking from the falls
in the absence of a pub—
wine of loneliness

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Separation

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Aztec, New Mexico
 


Separation—
who can endure the barbs
of loneliness?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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