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Let Us Decorate in Silence

Let us decorate in silence
While the wind chimes ring with glee;
Let us warm ourselves with whisky
Splashed in steaming cups of tea.
It is plain our house needs something
To revive its heart and soul;
Let us lift a glass in hope, dear,
Nibbling cake and jelly roll.
Far too long we’ve had too little
And our home has had no heat;
Let us eat some peanut brittle,
Then our joy will be complete.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Six for Sunday

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Dried teasel, Yavapai County, Arizona

~~ 1 ~~
autumn afternoon—
in the park two young women
kissing each other
~~ 2 ~~
watching the old dog
try to lift his left hind leg
to spray the fire plug
~~ 3 ~~
unexpected breeze
throws my paper boat off course—
autumn afternoon
~~ 4 ~~
leaves in the tea bowl
sinking down to the bottom—
I heed the omen
~~ 5 ~~
impossible task—
keeping the stone on my back
while running 5k
~~ 6 ~~
my neighbor’s mongrel—
how perfectly she retrieves
the little red ball

Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Blue door
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

Behind the blue door
two friends sip tea together—
the tinkling of spoons.

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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metallic table
set with cups of jasmine tea
for some grieving guests
~~ ~~ ~~
sipping jasmine tea
on a rainy afternoon
from a polished cup
~~ ~~ ~~
Cups of jasmine tea—
what’s the optimal amount
for healing sorrows?

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Jasmine”
More Three Word Wednesday: “Metallic, Optimal, Polished”


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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”
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