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Blue Monday: Hummingbirds

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Wooden hummingbirds mounted on a wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Two hummingbirds, flitting at dawn,
Were searching for nectar, not prawn.
They found some at last,
And had a great blast
Imbibing—and then they were gone!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Weekend

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
an outcry from a boulder
startles the blind man.
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
by reading classics aloud,
she consoles herself.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
first weekend of spring—
beach boys beating their sandals
to rid them of sand
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
exhausted, though the surf pounds,
she sleeps on the shore.
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
she tries to name the birdsong
that disturbs her sleep.
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
First weekend of spring—
a flame in the eastern sky
makes the blind man flinch.
 

 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Wild

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Late afternoon in the Sonoran Desert, near Ajo, Arizona
 


In wild places, untamed shadows thrive.

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Song

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
  


They tell the story
of how, on distant mountains,
one dove left her song.

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mirror

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Reflected street scene, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


A window is a mirror
Reflecting what I see;
Perhaps a car or shadow
Appears just right to me.
 
Or maybe I am hoping
That what I see is true;
Is the sky, for instance, pink,
Or is it really blue?

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mirror

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A mirror decorated for Christmas 2016, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
 


The napkins on the table
And paintings on the wall
Are pictured in the mirror,
The glass that sees them all.
 
But mirrors cannot picture
The realm within the soul,
Where Spirit speaks to spirit,
And crushed things are made whole.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mirrored

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Reflection of a winter sunrise in the rear window of a recreational vehicle, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Mirrored in the window
Of a wilderness RV,
The sunrise in midwinter
Is brighter than the sea.
 
The sight befuddles blackbirds
And ravens on the wing.
But the little cactus wren?
She cannot help but sing!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Artists

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A mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Can a desert artist ever truly thrive?
Can she sell enough art to keep herself alive?
Or will she simply languish, dogged by poverty?
If you know the answers, tell them now to me!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Insect

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A stone painted to resemble an insect, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A desert stone was posing,
Posing as a bug;
A hungry raven spied it,
Thought it was a slug.
 
The raven swooped down on it,
Hoping for a snack,
But when it saw the bug was stone,
It gave up the attack.

 
  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
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Fit

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Human litter, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Nothing will fit in crumpled cans.

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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