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Love Gave Up


Dark and light spoke fragrant things,
Gardens gathered strength by night;
Love, though fragile, sprouted wings,
Crying out as it took flight.
 
Fighting chance? Oh, love had none!
Hearing that a storm would pass,
Blotting out the noonday sun,
Love gave up—alack! alas!

 
  
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #227
 
More Poetry Pantry #490 at Poets United

One thing I ask


One thing I ask:
that I might know true love
before I have no strength,
and the undertaker measures
how long I am, my length,
for the coffin he’s prepared,
from which my waxen face
will stare at those who pass.
Is this desire wrong?
Am I a fool to ask?
It makes me rich to think of love—
thus, I write my song.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #149
   
More Poetry Pantry #391 at Poets United

Perhaps

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
has enough strength in its wings
to bring back the clouds.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Shrine

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La Virgen de Guadalupe on a shadowy wall, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


At a wayside shrine
a weary mother pauses,
hoping to find strength.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Compromised

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Discarded objects, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


A rusted can with compromised strength.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
     
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Strength”

Strength

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve, Pala, California
 


barely enough strength
to stumble past the shadows
and into the light

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher