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Fountain

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Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, México
 


With the same longings
people and pigeons gather
where the fountain flows.
 
In the quiet hours
stars slip into the waters—
those who drink them shine.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
“Come, thou Fount of every blessing…”

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Flung

Sunflower and bee
Sunflower at daybreak, Southern California
 


Someone flung these stars
across the meadow at dawn—
bees claw at their hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sunflower”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Triumph

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“Birdwoman” by John M. Soderberg at dawn in Sedona, Arizona
 


summoning daybreak
Birdwoman scatters the stars—
her triumphal shout

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Dawn”

Watercolors

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Tile star, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


When the stars retreat,
watercolors by Cézanne
fill the void with light.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Retreat”
 
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Stone

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


flag of stars and stripes
painted by a young boy’s hand—
psalm upon a stone

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Stone”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Ripening

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Trailing Milkweed (Sarcostemma hirtellum), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


strewn along the branch
a thousand years of darkness
ripening to stars

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Puddles

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Cistern at an abandoned house, Southern Arizona
 


the puddles on the pavement
carry the moon, the stars
and cherry blossoms


Who shall sing to the cistern
of all the things it has lost?

*Opening gambit © by Hando (Fr. Thomas Hand)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Puddles on the Pavement”

Migration

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Pool in woodlands near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers*


hiding the stars in their wings
ten thousand migrating geese

*Opening gambit by Joanne Moceri-Taveira of 4JOY
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “By the Shallow Pond”
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Riddles

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Low-lying woodland near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
I dream of the stars*


even woodland water pools
are filled with sacred riddles

*Opening gambit by JazzBumpa of Retirement Pastels
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “My Little Green Lawn”

Placid

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Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
this dark autumn night
the bright stars of Milky Way
cries of geese above*


in placid mountain waters
seven fathoms deep the song

*Opening gambit by Lothar M. Kirsch of Rheumataloge
 
Final two lines © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “This Dark Autumn Night”