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Seven Couplets to Ponder or Ignore

Wisdom comes from roots and stones,
Often from the sparrow’s bones.
Sending healing thoughts to you!
Hope you’re better, yes, I do!
Lines unfolding one by one—
All too soon my work is done.
In the realm of string and twine,
Will you be my valentine?
Lessons near the frigid coast
Are the ones I hate the most!
If your foremother should come,
Toot a horn and pound a drum!
Spirit wide and Spirit deep,
Do not make me, Spirit, weep.


Couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #269
More Writers’ Pantry #23 at Poets and Storytellers United


Release the Horses

Release the horses into the deep,
Water the foxes until they sleep.
Necks of the foxes? Smell them with fear!
Horses’ hooves pounding? Get out of here!
Things that you’ve owned? Not destined to stay!
Things that you cherish? Fading away!
Sending this quickly, only one time—
May you find truth somewhere in this rhyme.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #237
More Poetry Pantry #498 at Poets United

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