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Three Utterly Weird Poems


I.
Before the mountains were born,
Or there were stains in the sea,
God put his mouth to a horn
And blasted out notes with glee!
 
II.
I’m tired of drinking coffee, tired of drinking tea;
Give me chicken breasts and thighs for eternity!
 
III.
I heard three tigers breathing, I thought my time had come,
But then the fiercest tiger was turned into a plum
By the surging murmur of a wizened wizard’s breath,
And now I can’t help singing how I escaped from death!

 
  
Poems © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #213
 
More Poetry Pantry #479 at Poets United

I have come to gaze

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The remains of an old house near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 
 

I have come to gaze
on the clover and milkweed.
They are thick this month;
great drifts of leaves and stems
flare up
around the foundation
of the old farmhouse,
where something tiny
glitters on a stone.
The midday sun
is hot enough
to parch or melt
the thing that glitters,
and if it perishes,
who will keen for it?

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #110
   
More Poetry Pantry #352 at Poets United

Seeking

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Sunrise on a chilly January day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first month of the year—
seeking courage at sunrise
to take one more step

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Courage”

Widow

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St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Johns, Arizona
 


stumbling through shadows
to where her love lies buried—
widow of the month

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Savoring

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Sundown on a chilly January day, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first month of the year
savoring soup at sundown
to ward off the chill

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Zooni (a New Year’s vegetable soup)”