Blue Monday: Mosaic

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Detail from a community wall covered with mosaics, Ajo, Arizona

Telling a story can mean lots of things:
Crosses, and cacti, and birds with long wings;
Photos, and artwork that’s hung on the fridge;
Our very first kiss down under the bridge.
We need to tell stories, tell them a lot—
They tell who we are, and who we are not.
And this is the thing that stories do best:
They help us belong, and show we are blest.

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on April 10, 2017, in Ajo, Arizona, Blue Monday, light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Keeping a blog for many years has helped me tell my story in many ways. Beautiful mosaic in your photos and wonderful poem!

  2. Thanks most sincerely for hosting, sweet friend, and Happy Blue Monday to you, your blog post today is truly amazing !

    Wishing you the best of weeks

    XOXO Daniela at – My little old world – (Dany)

  3. A perfect way to look at this mosaic, through your poem.

  4. Visiting and hearing family stories is part of my foundation. You said it well and the sepia photo as part of the mosaic is perfect.

  5. Happy Blue Monday! It is National Sibling Day so this is a terrific post! Stop by soon! HUGS

  6. who we are and who we are not… yes!!!

  7. Oh, you gotta know I fully agree. Our own story holds a powerful healing agent and the world is much in need of it.


  8. i vainly tried to detect ‘birds with long wings’ (very attractive phrase) in that magical mosaic 😦

  9. A beautiful poem. Indeed out stories reveal us.

  10. What a wonderful poem. The stories need to be told.

  11. I couldn’t agree with you more. We do need to keep telling / preserving stories. Our history is one of the most important things we have and one of the most important things we can give to our children.

  12. Sigh . I love peoples’ stories so much.

  13. I’m getting into the swing of these rhyming bouncy poems, now–you keep the economy of the haiku somehow while saying more and providing unity and closure. I’m enjoying them, but I’m not losing my taste for your approach to haiku.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I haven’t lost my taste for haiku either, Susan, but I’m enjoying branching out a bit. Thanks for your comment.

      On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Nice. I enjoyed your words and the photo. Hope you keep telling us your story.

  15. This is my all time favourite poem of yours!❤️ Just beautiful!!❤️

  16. What a beautfiul bouncy poem of happiness; just right for Easter.

  17. Rosemary Nissen-Wade


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