Blue Monday: Snowman

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Holiday decorations at a Yuma County, Arizona church
  


The snowman wears a blue hat.
He thinks it burns up his fat.
The poor guy is wrong,
But he’s so headstrong
You can’t convince him of that!

  
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
  
 

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The coast is clear


The coast is clear,
but the simple man knows
that the earth is about to ripple
from the inside out
and become a gigantic heap
of rubble.
 
Might as well bask in the sun
warming his bones
while he can.
Nothing to gain by putting it off.
 
In the throes of ecstasy
he peels off his clothes,
gets down on his knees,
and gives thanks,
despite the tumult to come.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Song

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Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


The song of a dove
settles onto the cushion
of an empty chair.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fading

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Fading bougainvillea blossoms on a trash heap, Wellton, Arizona
 


What is there to celebrate
When the brilliant blossoms fade?
Who rejoices at such loss?
Are not tender souls dismayed?
 
And yet in fading flowers
We see clearly what we are:
Blooms that shrivel at day’s end,
Leaving nothing near or far.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Snowman

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A graveside decoration, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


The time of celebration
Is quickly drawing near.
The snowman in the graveyard
Announces joy and cheer.
 
To every heart that’s grieving,
To every weeping eye,
The snowman in the graveyard
Brings good news bye and bye.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Weather-beaten

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A weathered statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


O battered Guadalupe,
What is there to celebrate?
Your gown’s reduced to tatters
Even as you watch and wait.
 
Yet in your loving presence
We find mercy, peace and grace,
For there’s unending sunshine
In your weather-beaten face.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Keeping Watch

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A bust of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
  


Mary, aren’t you weary yet
Of keeping watch by day and night?
Where we see only darkness,
It seems that you see only light.
  
If we were not so broken,
Perhaps we’d see things as you do;
But we’re the walking wounded,
Mary, and not at all like you.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
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Watcher

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A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Season by season
the watcher keeps on watching
and a blackbird sings.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Love

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La Virgen de Guadalupe stands watch over a grave. Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona.
 


deeper than winter
longer than any shadow
love that never ends

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mary’s Song

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In a niche above a grave, La Virgen de Guadalupe watches and waits at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Just before Christmas
the mourning doves and blackbirds
join in Mary’s song.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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