Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Site for Your Rubies!


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Monday, July 8, 2013

if you dance...


One of many lovely masks created by my Year 9 students
in response to a study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.


if you dance
what gown will you wear
and what mask


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Fiery Little Flowers

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Lantana blossoms, Southern California

Fiery little flowers
Blazing mid the green,
Not a thing about you
Could be called routine!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Coiled


This character is kept under subdued red light at the Pearcedale Moonlit Sanctuary


neatly tightly coiled
resting with eerie stillness
danger potential


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Ruby Gate

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Backyard gate, Phoenix, Arizona

A lock on the gate
And one on the door
Make sure that the thief
Will pilfer no more!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Melbourne Horse Drawn Carriage


One of many carriages that wait in Swanston Street Melbourne
for those who would like a tour round Melbourne at a slower pace.


tourist attraction
a glimpse of a slower pace
brief reality


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Monday, June 3, 2013

Poisonous Ruby Leaf

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Poison oak leaf, Southern California

Little leaf of poison,
Lurking in the shade,
Rubbing you the wrong way—
Worst mistake I've made!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Trunk

 
An early Sunday morning view of the outdoor dining area of the enchanting Trunk restaurant in Melbourne.
The building was originally built in 1859 as a synagogue.
It then became a state school until 1892 and then became a child care facility for this slum and poor area of Melbourne.
Now that fabric has disappeared, and the premises has been operating as a restaurant since 1980.
And the food is brilliant!


meandering space
many odd shapes and profiles
many old secrets


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Ruby Marketplace

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Chase Creek Marketplace, Clifton, Arizona

If you need a small memento
To remember Clifton by,
Chase Creek Marketplace is open—
Something there will catch your eye!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Enchanted Maze Ruby


One of the signs for the Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula.

a magical place
where souls have freedom to smile
and enjoy the day

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Desert Rubies

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Ocotillo blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Ocotillo blossoms,
Little gems of red,
Queens would gladly wear you—
Or so someone said!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, April 29, 2013

On the Move???


A couple of weeks ago, I wandered an inner suburb of Melbourne called Moorabbin.
I found this outside the Kingston Arts Centre on the main road through Moorabbin.
I wasn't sure if this was a temporary or permanent arrangement.
It just seemed quite odd, supported by two pot plants.

like a stray painting
waiting for identity
a place in the world


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Stray Ruby

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Stray silk flower, Southern Arizona

Stray silk flower, ruby red,
If I stand upon my head,
I can see you hiding there—
Are you sure that you don't care?


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, April 15, 2013

Ruby Echoes


Echoes of the past outside the Mornington Museum on the Mornington Peninsula


Some staunch travellers
Well weathered but not erased
Broken but not lost


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Monday, April 8, 2013

Desert Rubies




Cactus Maiden, sharp of thorn,
How I wish that you were shorn
Of each deadly barb and lance—
Then I’d ask you out to dance!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Shiny Red Sailor


Boat moored at Mount Martha marina on the Mornington Peninsula


Not weathered as yet
Still shining with bright newness
Needing more journeys




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Monday, March 25, 2013

Covered Wagon

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Covered wagon camped for the night, Southern Arizona



He’s stopped for the night,
The wagon’s at rest;
The mules are tethered,
Their hay passed the test;
When the sun rises,
He’ll be on the road
Heading on westward—
Adventure’s his mode!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, March 18, 2013

Little Red Traveller


Well known and loved little train that appears at many festivals on the Mornington Peninsula foreshores.
Here, it is at the recent Kite Festival at Rosebud.


mini wheels rolling
the joy of travelling dreams
for a little while


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Monday, March 11, 2013

Retired Sofa

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona



Throw out the sofa, toss out the chairs;
No one remembers, nobody cares
About the good times shared round the fire—
Even a sofa has to retire!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Wheels on Fire


A rather arty vehicle spotted in the main street of Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula.
A small clue seems to be in the number plate.


A highway rebel
Flaunts a wild kind of vision
Drama on a roll


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Monday, February 25, 2013

Queen of Tarts

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Queen of Tarts, Dublin, Ireland



The Queen of Tarts,
She won our hearts
With cookies, pies and cake.
The Knave of Tarts,
Did slay our hearts,
And tossed them in the lake!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Ruby Double Sailing?


A boat resting off shore from Dromana beach - or is that two boats????


Little water craft
Piled with enthusiasm
Like speed and leisure


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Monday, February 11, 2013

Ruby Dublin Theatre

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Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland



A place of magic, a place of joy
The theatre is to girl and boy,
Parent and cousin, all kith and kin—
Come, the story’s about to begin!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Secret Bold Red Sign


Food on the Hill is a quaint little shop at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula.
It breaks most marketing rules - tucked away at the back of a very small village shopping centre.
(The entrance is the door near the plant on the left!)
And yet, people find it and it's popular!

I may seem simple
But I cater for lone souls
I am your secret


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Monday, January 28, 2013

If I Were a Seagull

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The River Liffey, Dublin, Ireland



If I were a seagull
Where the Liffey flows,
I would seek a nesting place
Red as any rose;

Signs across the river,
One of them will do—
There I’ll find a resting place,
There I’ll hide from you!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Some Red For Nippers!


Sails for nippers lined up in waiting at McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay


Like cute baby baths
Topped with mini rainbow sails
Yachting for nippers


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