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Cups of Tea


Cups of tea increase our pleasure.
Moments that we cannot measure
Suddenly turn dark as coffee—
Are we craving English toffee?
Down we go, the house is shaking!
Moved by snow, there’s no mistaking
That an avalanche is sliding
Into places we’d be hiding
Were they splashed with gin or rum.
Aloud we pray: “Let no harm come!”


 
DISCLAIMER: This ditty is strictly the product of my overactive imagination.
  

© 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Quiet

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Young lovers in Zacatecas, México
 


some quiet moments
away from the festival
just the two of them

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whimsies

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~~ 1 ~~
 
waking one more time
to the familiar nightmare—
seven years of drought
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
her whole life askew
all her dreams in disarray—
end of their affair
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a steady right hand—
the helmsman at the tiller
guiding the ship home
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
In the fairy tale
about the furry creature,
not one hair is lost.
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
learning the dark side
as three unhappy sisters
trade sinister tales
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
sanguinary song
upon withdrawing his sword
from his vanquished foe
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
the pull of the moon
tugging the sea from the shore
closer to the stars
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
weary white flowers
drooping over the gilt edge
of the purple vase
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
behind the guesthouse
a path leading to nowhere
in particular
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
these fleeting moments
in which to scribble haiku—
unexpected gift
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
locked forever
in the cage of her longing
for things out of reach
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
in apple harvest
agile pickers in the trees
plucking crimson fruit

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Resolute

Livestock chute
Wind sweeps over an abandoned livestock chute, Luna, New Mexico
 


Spirit of the wind,
how resolute your warnings
in moments like these.

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Moments

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Indigo bush at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


what the clouds whisper
can never be repeated—
these sundown moments

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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