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Women in the Photograph


I.
Women in the photograph
Do not smile and do not laugh.
“Bones,” they croak, “are fine when brown.
Can we buy some in your town?”
 
II.
Skin of language, weight of air,
Ravens weaving patterns there
In the presence of your friends—
See the way the sunlight bends?

 
  
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #207
 
More Poetry Pantry #445 at Poets United

Sunlight


The sunlight
now flooding the valley
after three weeks
of steady rain with no slits in the
clouds, no patches of light,
must be a sign.
 
With one hand
I grab my guitar,
with the other
I begin scribbling a tale
about the distant waterfall.
fed by the recent rains,
that keeps thundering into an abyss.
 
I could have drifted
into darkness,
been swallowed by deep waters,
if sunlight had not
come to the valley again.
 
This is my tale,
this is my song.
Sing with me.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #162
   
More Poetry Pantry #404 at Poets United

Split

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Chapel of Santo Niño de Atocha, Chimayo, New Mexico
 


how a mother’s love
makes even autumn sunlight
split the hidden seed

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn Sunlight”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 2

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
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Retreat”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Crystal

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Along the beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


crystal clear sunlight
reflects all colors in the mirror—
shadow of a dragon


huddling in a seaside cave
Jonah hides himself from God

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem: “Crystal”
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More SkyWatch Friday

Stains

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


wilderness morning
sunlight the color of tea
staining the sand

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tea”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2