Blog Archives

Nothing Common


Nothing common in her tweets,
For she’s fortified with sweets!
What she tastes she somehow sees
Always tucked between her knees.
 
Autumn’s version of her face?
She knows just the perfect place:
In a corner of the zoo
With a peckish kangaroo!
There the campfire stories burn
And odd children come to learn
How to brand themselves with stars
That have slipped between the bars.
 
If you’ve suffered through this verse,
Don’t forget: It could be worse.
You could be among the dead,
Plunged in darkness, plagued by dread;
But you’re here, you’re having fun—
Keep it up, your life’s not done!


/

© 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #341
 
More Writers’ Pantry #93 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Beautiful Place


The world is a beautiful place
For every creed, color and race;
There’s room for us all,
The great and the small—
No need to seek more room in space.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The World Is a Beautiful Place”

A Way Out

 photo IMG_2047_zpsfplie041.jpg
Debris floats in a backyard fountain.

 

Trying to breathe in this place,
close to the source of my grief,
while coins thrown in the wishing well
are glimmering and turning—
such madness!
I feel my right foot slip, and then my left,
something tightens in my chest.
Be still, my heart!
You will find a way out!

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #94
   
More Poetry Pantry #336 at Poets United

Star

 photo IMG_2355_zpsqembrqfl.jpg
Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


a trail of bright light
high above the birthing place—
star of Bethlehem

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Trail”
 

Desolate

Desert landscape photo AnzaBolandscape_zpscb996581.jpg
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


desolate places—
choosing my way carefully
through the deadly thorns

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Choose”

Quiet

 photo DSC_0091201_zpszywz2nof.jpg
On the shore of Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, Arizona
 


A quiet place to compose poetry…

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
  
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
  
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Compose”

Tryst

Garden bench photo Sanguinettibench_zps9d5e2a03.jpg
Garden bench at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


midday trysting place—
our languid conversation
lingers in the air

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”

Puzzling

 photo SDCountyJune2013475a_zps31c8771a.jpg
Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
 


in a place of death
how puzzling to see roses
blooming unconcerned

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Puzzle”

Bench

 photo DSC_0127_zpsrnudlvj4.jpg
Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


bench beside the way
resting place for weary ones
seven miles to go

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Restless

 photo 48ae9deb-e73e-4d4e-b53a-87cdf8e17389_zpsyvhz8mgj.jpg
Ironwood tree as afternoon shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

 


for the restless dove
a hundred resting places
among the branches

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher