Blue Monday: View

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
  


Today not a cloud is marring the sky,
Today only blue upon blue
Spreads from the east all the way to the west—
What an incredible view!

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

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Stars

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A Christmas tree ornament in a Yuma County, Arizona church


The tamarind trees
capture stars in their branches
and won’t let them go.
 
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With a mended broom
she sweeps stars from the carpet,
pins them in her hair.
 
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So many stories—
more than the stars in the sky!
Who can tell them all?
 
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A spiral staircase—
just what I need to visit
the stars at midnight.
 
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The sunny courtyard—
underneath a wooden bench
seven stars huddle.
 
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Ignoring the wind,
she makes her way to the stars
and kisses each one.
 
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Solitary walk,
the pathway littered with stars—
who will sweep them up?
 
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To keep him happy
she stirs stars into his tea
and sings lullabies.
 
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We are clothed and fed
by stars dressed as grandmothers,
aunties and uncles.
 
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I have no father,
but my mothers are the stars,
nursing me with fire.
 
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Some fabulous bird
with seven stars in its beak
taps at my window.
 
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On the laundry line
she hangs seven stars to dry
and they wink at her.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Poetry Pantry #387 at Poets United

Cloudless

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


On a cloudless day
not even crows fill the void
with their raucous songs.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Complicated

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Ocotillo blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Shadow, bloom, and thorn—
how complicated the soul
of the wilderness!

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Love Stone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma County, Arizona
  


A stone to remember a dear one who’s gone,
A stone that reminds me from dusk until dawn
That someone is guarding my steps from above—
The name of that someone is, quite simply, Love.

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

At your touch


at your touch on this cold night
I lean into your hair
which smells of moons and stars
gratefully inhaling the scent
that makes me tipsy
as a hummingbird
too full of nectar
 
the faces of our children
not yet born
will glow with wonder
when we tell this story
thirty years from now
and they will tell it to their children
speaking in hushed voices:
 
how a farmer loved his wife
through sixty years of drought and plenty
while suns and stars and planets
kept whirling round the fields
and wistful neighbors spoke with reverence
of the fertile pair

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Dreamers

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Through the wilderness
a family of dreamers
hastens hand in hand.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Hairs


combing three white hairs
over his shiny pink head—
potbellied barber

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Acne


The year’s first acne—
a pimple on her forehead
glows as though on fire.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Handshake


The year’s first handshake—
two old friends greet each other
on a busy street.

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Poetry About the Body”