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Picnic

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It’s picnic time in Anthill Town,
Some go up, and some go down,
Sniffing for a summer treat,
Something good and something sweet.

 
Haiga, haiku, rhyming poem, and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”

Welcoming

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Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Northern Arizona
 


welcoming
all things ravenous—
bright blossoms

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stone

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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The Miners

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gritty and filthy—
their faces at twilight
when they come home from the mine
 
one of them enters an empty house
(his wife left two months ago)
 
one of them finds
only fetid cabbage soup on the table—
not enough money for meat or milk
 
and one of them sips a bitter drink
from a mug with a broken handle
 
all three of them know
that nothing will ever be the same again—
 
the streetcar that used to stop at the corner
to carry them to the mine
(ten cents round trip)
sits rusting in the rail yard
and not even a vow to the gods
will make its wheels turn again

 

© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #303
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #60

Face

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Coyote painted on a stone by artist Pat Hansen, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A face peers from the stone.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Glow

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Palo verde tree at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Just after sunrise
an old palo verde tree
glows with holy light.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Glimpse

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Sunrise in May, seen through the branches of an indigo bush (Psorothamnus fremontii) , Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


through tangled branches
a glimpse of the homeward way—
her heart skips a beat

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Skip”

Intimidated

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


intimidated
by the towering mountains—
all her childhood fears

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Bullying”

Gates

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Clifton, Arizona
 


sagging gates—
behind them a dog
worries bones

 

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pallet

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Blue-painted edge of a pallet at a construction site, Southern Arizona
 


An old wooden pallet
With peeling blue paint—
A quirky attraction
For sinner and saint.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday

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