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A Pilgrim’s Consolation


Warfare, pilgrim, is good reason to betake yourself from here.
Seek the roads that no one else takes; from the crowd now disappear.
 
Do not disdain the pebble that now lodges in your shoe.
Hail those you meet along the way; give praise where praise is due.
 
Shield yourself from falsehood by recalling holy tales;
Strengthen soul and body as you drink the sacred ales.
 
At the crest of yonder mountain, where clouds obscure the view,
Fear not, O weary pilgrim: Someone watches over you.

 
  
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #214
 
More Poetry Pantry #480 at Poets United

Restless

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


seven lost blackbirds—
none of them knows the reason
for their restless wings

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Poetry Pantry #309
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Grove

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Pine “candles,” Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


on the mountain peak
a sacred grove of pine trees—
twigs of reason snap

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Creation”

In the Old Hotel

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In the old hotel
I set aside my ego,
hoping for some sleep.
 
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in the old hotel
unwashed sheets and cockroaches
damaging my dreams
 
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in the old hotel
no legitimate reason
to stay one more night

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Damaging, Ego, Legitimate”