Say yes to everything:
the moldy bread, the empty kettle, the dying fire;
yes to the anvil on which your life was forged;
yes to what you have wanted, but not gotten;
yes to what you have waited for, but not seen;
yes to the tattered edges of your cloak,
and your belly bloated with hunger,
while swallows feast on insects near the temple gates.
To everything say yes.
More The Whirligig #272
More Writers’ Pantry #26 at Poets and Storytellers United
Face the other way and write, write these words down fast:
Seizes, eases, water, gathers; then, write current last.
Other words than these might do, or possibly, might not.
Thus be ready always, friend, to change your poem’s plot.
In pursuit of poetry, you take what fate doles out.
Welcome every word’s arrival with a joyful shout!
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #228
More Poetry Pantry #491 at Poets United
At the front door of a California house…
Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
Dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
to welcome the morning light—
a desert housewife
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona