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Quickly the Night Comes


Quickly the night comes, sending out stars;
Children stuff lightning bugs into jars.
 
The bat chasing bugs will stop for a rest
After it catches the last pesky pest.
 
Ripples of darkness spread over the pond—
Shadows envelop each leafy palm frond.
 
Invisible creatures run to and fro—
We’d see them if they were running in snow.
 
Quietly, dear, let me sing you a song;
Moths near the streetlight won’t be there long.
 
The night is far gone, but not my love, dear—
Here at the frog pond I think that is clear.
 
In daylight or darkness, winter or spring,
I’ll sing by the pond, dear, to you I will sing.

 
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Oasis

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The pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


desert oasis—
psalms older than creation
rising from the pond

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Poetry Pantry #4012 at Poets United
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blue Monday: Pond and Wand

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Between two tall cacti there lies a small pond.
Look in its depths and you might find a wand,
A wand that a wizard just can’t do without.
Say, aren’t you a wizard? If so, give a shout!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Unity

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Three ducks on a pond,
in unity of purpose,
seek the day’s first catch.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Unity”

Haiku My Heart

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Sunset over a pond at a golf resort, Yuma County, Arizona
  

onto the fairway
evensong spills from a pond—
golf resort at dusk

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
Lovers of small words and small poems usually gather each Friday with Rebecca at Recuerda Mi Corazon to share their haiku. However, because Rebecca is in San Miguel de Allende, we will gather here today. Welcome!
 
 

Secrets

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A young visitor seems to communicate with pigeons near the koi pond, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


pigeon whisperer—
the secrets he can murmur
only to his friends

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Dreaming

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One of many ducks at the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Resting on one leg,
a duck near the garden pond
dreams of the next fish.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Cooing

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Sunset on a golf course, Southern Arizona
 


sundown at the pond—
a hundred hidden pigeons
cooing for the light

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Dreams

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~~ 1 ~~
 
sharpening pencils
with the word vicinity
niggling at my mind
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
some magic liquid
to summon seven wonders
from the shallow pond
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
three shorebirds piping
songs to the dunes at daybreak—
their liquid voices
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
lying down to dream
after bicycling twelve miles
buffeted by wind
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
a big bowl of dreams
swimming in natural broth
spoon ready to dip
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
a thin stream of juice
thinner than water or light
in leftover dreams
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
dreaming at midnight—
in the distance a cabin
with an open door

 
Haiku © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #273
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #28

Flirting

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Feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


in the garden pond
a thousand golden fishes
flirting with the sun
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
splashed across page one
of this morning’s newspaper—
goldfish invasion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #16
 
More Carpe Diem: “Goldfish”
 
More A Prompt Each Day: “Newspaper”