Author Archives: magicalmysticalteacher

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: New Growth

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Some tiny shadows are visible on a new cactus paddle in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Broken

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A broken-down farm wagon finds its final resting place at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


for the long journey
nothing but a broken wheel
and a raven’s cry

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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A Woman Empowered


A woman empowered is stronger than stone.
A woman empowered won’t crack like a bone.
  
Empowered by wisdom, a woman can see
That too many people are just like weak tea:
  
Insipid and boring and tasteless as well.
To be with such people’s like being in hell.
  
So women with power avoid the mundane,
And seek hidden wisdom in wind and in rain.
  
They listen to rivers and mountains and stones;
They strengthen their brains and their backs and their bones.
  
And someday that strength will set all things to rights,
For women of power don’t back down from fights.

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

Ruby Tuesday Too: Wide Bus, Narrow Street

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A bus moves slowly through a narrow street in Zacatecas, México.
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Sunrise

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Sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 

 
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Macro Monday 2: Memorial Bench

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A memorial bench catches the last light of day at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Prescott, Arizona.
 
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Maya Used to Be So Small

(A silly poem for a silly kid I know.)
 
  

Maya used to be so small.
Now she’s over six feet tall!
 
Wait! That simply can’t be true!
Maya’s only one-foot-two!
 
I messed up, I must confess:
My math skills are such a mess.
 
Here’s the way we will make sure
Maya’s legend will endure:
 
Measure Maya with a tape,
Fit her with a hero’s cape,
 
Not too short and not too tall.
Maya will defend us all,
 
Keep us safe both night and day.
Thank you, Maya—and hurray!

 
  
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Artist at Work

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An artist works on a watercolor at an outdoor event at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Sparkling Clean

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An alley in Phoenix, Arizona almost sparkles at the end of trash-removal day.
 


after the trash truck
hauls away all the castoffs—
slim pickings for rats

 
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The Weird Neighbor


The weird neighbor down the street
Glued some golf balls to his feet
And sprinkled rancid raisins in his hair.
  
People couldn’t help but laugh
When he bought a green giraffe
And taught the beast to dance—it’s true, I swear!
  
Then things started to get worse
When the neighbor drove a hearse
And carried living people to their graves.
  
So the neighbor’s now in jail
With no hope of making bail—
Unless, of course, it’s true that “Jesus Saves.”

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