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Tell everyone


Tell everyone
how the whole
works better
than a part.
 
Concentrate
on the right hook
for your story
(keep it short,
keep it sharp)
and you’ll catch
what you wish,
 
not fish
but people
with an appetite
for truth—
they’ll spot it
on your hook
and take the bait.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #135
   
More Poetry Pantry #377 at Poets United

Waves

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Shadows of a yucca plant, White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico
 


A summer pilgrim
slogging through waves of white sand—
how aloof she seems!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
temporary waves
surging through the summer sand
only to subside
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
waves of summer sand
erasing the pilgrim’s path
one whole day and night

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Summer Waves”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Aloof, Temporary, Whole”

Another Baja Whirl

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Each breath-of-a-poem begins with a phrase taken from The Forgotten Peninsula: A Naturalist in Baja California by Joseph Wood Krutch


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
Saints and mysteries
will keep any plague at bay
for an hour or two.
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
near my own front door
the blasphemy of a clown
making oaks tremble
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
From the burning wood
a whole tale of woe is born—
my house turns to ash.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
deserted village—
the deck of the grandest house
crumbling into dust
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the northwest corner
where all the temple monkeys
chatter morning prayers
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
peach tree in full bloom—
she savors the sweet, ripe fruit
five months from today
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
a wizard’s garden—
his rustling among the herbs
till he plucks one leaf
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
to travel southward
where the hills are dry and brown—
the pilgrim’s longing
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
the caressing warmth
of a single tear flowing
down her furrowed cheek

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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