Blog Archives

Not on Any Map

not on any map
the road across the desert
stretches on for years
~~ ~~ ~~
they travel by car
their destination unknown
fleeing disaster
~~ ~~ ~~
a set of footprints
swept away by whipping wind
and the ocean’s surf
~~ ~~ ~~
near a wooden door
stands a wooden rocking horse
and a lonely child
~~ ~~ ~~
morning glory seeds
tucked into an envelope—
their hidden blossoms
~~ ~~ ~~
a tentative smile
after six weeks of sorrow
in the cancer ward
~~ ~~ ~~
hanging new curtains
to defy the brilliant light
of a summer’s day
~~ ~~ ~~
blackbird in the oak—
the greatness of his wingspan
as he starts to fly
~~ ~~ ~~
hapless refugee
her sense of wonder stolen
by a border guard

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #166
More Poetry Pantry #407 at Poets United


 photo IMG_0856_zpszxhm3kg0.jpg
Day’s end, with mountains in the distance, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Kobayashi Issa’s haiku about a mountain’s shadow inspires me to write a new haiku:


misty day—
in evening mountain’s shadow
candyman’s flute

~~ ~~ ~~

tucked among branches
the mountain alone remains
after shadows pass

Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Our World Tuesday
More Haiku Horizons: “After”
More Carpe Diem: “Utabukuro #10”