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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
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #84
 
More Poetry Pantry #327 at Poets United

Teatime

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
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Friend”

Jasmine

original
 
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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”

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