Wastelands

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Spines and stones in Pinal County, Arizona
 


in praise of wastelands
she walks a dusty footpath
making up new songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Tribute Poem”

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Grin

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Autumn decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


With a crooked grin
a scarecrow honors blackbirds
and their many wiles.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Gallery

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A business sign in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Blue Monday: Windmill

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A windmill no longer used at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.


This windmill, though rusted and worn,
Deserves some attention, not scorn.
It needs a facelift—
Fresh paint is a gift—
And then it’ll shine night and morn!
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Mesquite

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Mesquite blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 



 
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Sunlight


The sunlight
now flooding the valley
after three weeks
of steady rain with no slits in the
clouds, no patches of light,
must be a sign.
 
With one hand
I grab my guitar,
with the other
I begin scribbling a tale
about the distant waterfall.
fed by the recent rains,
that keeps thundering into an abyss.
 
I could have drifted
into darkness,
been swallowed by deep waters,
if sunlight had not
come to the valley again.
 
This is my tale,
this is my song.
Sing with me.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #162
   
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Duck

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A duck hangs out near the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Deserted

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


deserted village—
seven inns of happiness
crumble in the wind

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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What Makes Me Happy


What makes me happy?
I know what does not:
A cold in my head;
My nose full of snot.
 
My happiness flees
When hot weather comes;
The heat makes my head
Keep throbbing like drums.
 
And why should I smile
In spite of the rain?
I hate being drenched!
I find it a pain!
 
Another thing too
Makes happiness flee:
When pruning roses,
I’m stung by a bee.
 
I could be happy,
I guess, I suppose.
How long would it take?
Ah, nobody knows!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”

Happiness

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Ice cream shop sign, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


Ice cream is happiness, everyone knows;
It makes you all shivery down to your toes.
Nothing beats ice cream to light up your face,
And make your tongue tingle, and make your heart race.

   
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”