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No Saddle


gazing at the text
from her lover far away—
a taste of honey
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
stifling afternoon
without the cooling breezes
she was hoping for
 
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Sweltering June day—
the old abbot stubs his toe
near the temple gate.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
nursing home at dusk—
the glint in her eyes dimming
as she sees the end
 
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no saddle, no reins
on the untamed horse called death—
her wild ride forward

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #167
 
More Poetry Pantry #408 at Poets United
 

Frogs

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A palm tree near the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 

Frogs, as I pass by your pond,
show me your beauty.
Come out of the mud.
Taste the clear night air.
Pretend to be stars or moonlight!
Sing to the flashing planets,
sing with your flickering tongues,
sing a song of sixpence,
fill your lungs with spring!

 

Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Sunday’s Whirligig #147
   
More Poetry Pantry #389 at Poets United

Sweet

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Wayside shrine, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


all the little shrines
reviving weary pilgrims—
honey on the way
~~ ~~ ~~


Sweet is the taste of holiness.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon: Day 6

Trio

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liberated leaves
falling to the forest floor—
first frost of autumn
 
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muddy from the storm—
sacred threads and marigolds
in the temple court
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
deep in the forest
vicious creatures slavering
for a taste of blood

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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More Three Word Wednesday: “Liberated, Muddy, Vicious”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Sacred Threads and Marigolds”

Taste

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June sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Desert sun rising—
greedy for a taste of fire
lizards lick the air.

 

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