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There’s Wisdom


 
There’s wisdom in what’s dulcet,
And wisdom in what’s tart.
The old grow ripe with longing
For youth’s resilient heart.
 
Time proves our ground of being
To be both false and stale.
Come, my friend, let’s toast the dead
With green and bitter ale.

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #184
 
More Poetry Pantry #425 at Poets United

Odd Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
 
How far we have come
from the land of stones and thorns—
how far yet to go!
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
birth pangs at midnight
the poem in my belly
kicking to be free
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
resting for an hour
in the shadows of the pines—
river in her heart
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
morning sacrifice—
how one feather on the shore
appeases the gods
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
Even a free bird
cannot sprout another wing
when one is broken.
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
dragonfly
singing down the sun
one more time
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
fencepost silhouette
pressed against the western sky
spangled with new stars
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
shadowy walkway—
a beggar without a face
stretching out his hand
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
Red paper lantern—
mistaking it for ripe fruit,
wrens peck at its flesh.
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
Near the Buddha’s feet
a lily of the valley
makes itself at home.
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
a day-old doughnut
drizzled with powdered sugar
beggar’s evening feast
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
afternoon monsoon—
sinuous lines of lightning
snaking through the sky

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 216

Grains

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Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Apache County, Arizona
 


ripened pollen grains
hiding in the mallow’s heart—
feast for bee and ant

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Bees”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Brush

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault painting at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


watercolor brush—
in each bristle a plum tree
laden with ripe fruit

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Brush”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Harvest

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Adobe with blue door, northern New Mexico
 


wintry shadows dance
on the ripe adobe walls—
harvest safe within

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lion Dance”

Lantern

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View of a courtyard in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona, Arizona
 


Red paper lantern—
mistaking it for ripe fruit,
wrens peck at its flesh.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lantern”

Wingless

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Garden at Sanguinetti House Museum, Yuma, Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
on a level garden path—
wingless butterfly

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Wings”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Desolation

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An outcropping of stone, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


seeking one ripe plum
in lands of desolation
raven sniffs the wind

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Plum”

Worship

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Globe Mallow seedhead at twilight, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness at dawn
no one bowing in worship
before the ripe seeds

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Worship”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Dawn”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Ripe

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Garden fence, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


little garden
fenced off from passersby
ripe with birdsong

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Friday’s Fences #112
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon