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Bedroom

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Abandoned house, Yuma County, Arizona
 


The bedroom of my childhood
Now shelters only mice;
The little house, neglected,
Long, long ago looked nice.
 
On weekends I still go there,
But only in my mind,
For memory now serves me
In ways both true and kind.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Nostalgia”

Secrecy

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An abandoned house, Zacatecas, México
 


deserted dwelling—
three mice meet in secrecy
on the second floor

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Secrecy”

Screech

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Winter afternoon shadows, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


lengthening shadows—
the screech of a hungry hawk
sends mice skittering

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Screech”

Thread

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Fanciful blue house, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


at the dead man’s house
mice tugging another thread
from his winter coat

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Poetry Pantry #268
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lolly’s ‘Another Anchor Thread'”

Castle

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Sonoran Desert nightfall, when lesser nighthawks and great horned owls come out to hunt
 


from his castle tree
monarch of the night scanning
hunting grounds for mice

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Castle”

Morning

Dawn, Gila Mtns.
Subtle early morning shadows steal across agricultural land, Yuma County, Arizona
 


on little mice feet
morning skitters through the field
too early for crows
~~ ~~ ~~


Can a mouse move without skittering?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crow”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Hens

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Whimsical painting of hens on a building in Sedona, Arizona
 


While two hens argue
over which should get more corn,
mice cop some kernels.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Haiku and Humor”

Beyond

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A deep depression near The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


hawk trolling for mice
stone on the distant mountain—
both beyond my reach

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Reach”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Listening

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Cottonwoods near the shore of Lake Skinner, Winchester, California
 


summer-blue morning—
the twisted ones listening
for scampering mice

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Listening”