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On a Crumbling Wall

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Section of a mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


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on a crumbling wall
iridescent hummingbird
in eternal flight—
its whirring wings never stop
as it hovers for a sip
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
empty garden bench
where last night’s conversation
still lingers at dawn
patterns of loss and longing
nestling in the wooden slats
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
all things softening
as summer moves toward autumn—
even field mice seem
to dwindle into mere fluff
a child’s breath can blow away
 
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a cold deep pool
where she comes to bathe at dawn
dropping her silk blouse
into the dry stems and weeds
detritus of late summer
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
offering herself
as an exile from the world—
the burdock knows why,
and so does the peony
with its extravagant bloom

 
Tanka and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #312
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #69

Peony

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Teahouse, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in fragile white cups
hidden within the teahouse—
peony blossoms

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hiding

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault working on a watercolor at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


peony bouquet
still hiding in the bristles
of the artist’s brush
 
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From an artist’s brush, great surprises!

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Peony”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Artist”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Walking Home

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Fence at dusk, Temecula, California
 


Walking home at dusk—
perhaps along the fence line
a peony blooms.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Peony”
 
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