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Three Utterly Weird Poems


I.
Before the mountains were born,
Or there were stains in the sea,
God put his mouth to a horn
And blasted out notes with glee!
 
II.
I’m tired of drinking coffee, tired of drinking tea;
Give me chicken breasts and thighs for eternity!
 
III.
I heard three tigers breathing, I thought my time had come,
But then the fiercest tiger was turned into a plum
By the surging murmur of a wizened wizard’s breath,
And now I can’t help singing how I escaped from death!

 
  
Poems © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Dove

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Midsummer sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Little desert dove,
I listen for your singing
sunrise to sunset.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Whimsies

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Dry grasses, Northern Arizona
 
 


~~ 1 ~~
 
Abundant whimsy
fills the Delhi beggar’s face,
emptying her bowl.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
at his steely core
nothing but admiration
for the brutal ones
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a badass dolphin
out to impress the ladies—
they all swim away
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a murderous whale—
the one that took down Ahab
still roaming the seas
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the prairie’s expanse
constricted by last night’s rain
into a puddle
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
only a concept—
the sound of a tree crashing
when no one’s around
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
learning how to spell
by scrawling lines with a stick—
children of the dunes
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
singing of small things
things that can’t even be seen
without microscopes
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
offering herself
to the wind and rain and sun—
maid for all seasons

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Singing

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One of many ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


ancient ones
singing up the sun
one more time

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rooster

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Rooster painted in acrylics by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


a small church choir—
even the tenors welcome
the rooster’s singing

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Singing

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Pedestrians on a semi-shady street, Guanajuato, México
 


afternoon retreat
from sunlight into shadow
singing to the stones

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Preparing

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Apache County, Northern Arizona
 


pilgrims preparing
for a wilderness journey
singing with the stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Beginning

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


In the beginning,
before a word was whispered,
waters were singing.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Thornbush

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

indigo blossom
still singing in the thornbush
lonely little bird

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Ironwood

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Ironwood tree as afternoon shadows lengthen, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

 


ironwood
singing down the sun
one more time

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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