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Voice of Silver

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.

From the children’s nursery comes a Silver Voice:
“The Willow Tree seems lost now, and you have no choice
But to seek until you find her, seek both near and far,
Seek beneath the stump and boulder, seek where dragons are.
Do not let unrest dissuade you from the task at hand.
Courage, sister! Courage, brother! Don’t you understand
That skies and stars and planets all depend on you?
Gird yourselves with courage, and do what you must do!
Destroy fierce Dragon Burdock that threatens Willow’s ways;
Then, with all things great and small, in peace live out your days.”
We hear you, Voice of Silver, we hear you, Voice of Old;
With courage as our mantle, we’ll do as we are told.

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #185
More Poetry Pantry #426 at Poets United

Haiku My Heart

Yavapai County, Arizona

Under ice-blue skies,
the scrub-oak-shrouded mountains
keep time with the moon.

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Lovers of small words and small poems usually gather each Friday at Recuerda Mi Corazon to share their haiku. Because Rebecca is in San Miguel de Allende today and next Friday, this will be our gathering place. Welcome!


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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Under cloudless skies,
chollas seem even brighter
than the noonday sun.

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Absence”


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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)

Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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