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Voice of Silver

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Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


 
From the children’s nursery comes a Silver Voice:
“The Willow Tree seems lost now, and you have no choice
But to seek until you find her, seek both near and far,
Seek beneath the stump and boulder, seek where dragons are.
Do not let unrest dissuade you from the task at hand.
Courage, sister! Courage, brother! Don’t you understand
That skies and stars and planets all depend on you?
Gird yourselves with courage, and do what you must do!
Destroy fierce Dragon Burdock that threatens Willow’s ways;
Then, with all things great and small, in peace live out your days.”
 
We hear you, Voice of Silver, we hear you, Voice of Old;
With courage as our mantle, we’ll do as we are told.


 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sunrise

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Is this the sunrise
for which I have been waiting?
Blackbird, find your voice!

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Voices

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in the wilderness
a hundred thousand voices
cactus is but one

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Six for Sunday

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Unusually early blossoms on a palo verde tree, November 2016, Yuma County, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
words to nourish me
on this November morning—
a poem by Keats
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
Sing, little sparrow!
How could I despise your voice
this frosty morning?
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
This frosty morning
I am dumb before the wren
and its trills of grief.
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
Without any means
to support itself, the wren
enriches my life.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
noise at the corner—
a thousand hungry blackbirds
clamoring for crumbs
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
joyful not plaintive—
the voice of the old woman
at her husband’s grave

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Voices

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Puebla, México
 


a flowing fountain—
somewhere the liquid voices
of children singing

 
 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Voice

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Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico
 


among the ruins
a voice of wisdom calling—
the green corn ripens

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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