Macro Monday 2: Decorated

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A veteran’s grave decorated for Memorial Day, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona.
 



 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Cow’s Tongue

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Lengua de Vaca (Cow’s Tongue) cactus, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
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Cooing

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Palo verde tree in bloom at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


among the blossoms
a hidden dove starts cooing—
distant mountains quake

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Poetry Pantry #405 at Poets United
 
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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

 
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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
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Tribute Poem”

Ruby Tuesday Too: Gallery

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A business sign in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona.
 
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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!
  
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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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