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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

One thing I ask


One thing I ask:
that I might know true love
before I have no strength,
and the undertaker measures
how long I am, my length,
for the coffin he’s prepared,
from which my waxen face
will stare at those who pass.
Is this desire wrong?
Am I a fool to ask?
It makes me rich to think of love—
thus, I write my song.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Look at the women


Look at the women
in their enormous jackets.
Some are writing
and some are drawing
on this crisp autumn morning.
They have stories to tell,
some short and some long,
in words or in charcoal.
You see them here
and elsewhere,
and think:
I will tell my story too.
Even if it falls flat,
it will be worth the effort.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #129
   
More Poetry Pantry #371 at Poets United 

Emptiness

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Ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


summer afternoon—
into the long emptiness
a mourning dove calls

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Poetry Pantry #313
 
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Branches

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

too long a story
to tell without a respite—
how the branches fell

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Trust

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Pathway, Pecos National Historical Park, northern New Mexico
 


Does not the pilgrim
simply trust the open path,
though the way is long?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Issa’s ‘Simply Trust'”

Long

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


perhaps pyramids
beckon on the horizon
long is the journey

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Pyramid of Giza”