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Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday Too: Painted Stones

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Children leave brightly painted stones at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
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Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
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Cups of Tea


Cups of tea increase our pleasure.
Moments that we cannot measure
Suddenly turn dark as coffee—
Are we craving English toffee?
Down we go, the house is shaking!
Moved by snow, there’s no mistaking
That an avalanche is sliding
Into places we’d be hiding
Were they splashed with gin or rum.
Aloud we pray: “Let no harm come!”


 
DISCLAIMER: This ditty is strictly the product of my overactive imagination.
  

© 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #249
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Lone Cactus

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A lone cactus stands in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 
 
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Myth


An old myth extols
the beauty of border walls—
doves dismiss the lie.

 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
   
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Metal Petals

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Metallic flowers brighten a walkway at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Winter Afternoon

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A few clouds and lots of blue sky make a perfect winter afternoon in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Despite a few clouds, the sky shines bright blue.
It’s perfect for all: for me and for you.
Even in winter when walking this land,
Our faces and fingers seem to get tanned.

 
 
Rhyming poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Anything Is Possible: A Haibun


If I could touch the sound of a dove with my fingertips, I would. But my hopes are dashed; the little songster flees as I draw near. The dove calls again. Surely this time! Stealthily I move forward, but a dry leaf crackles underfoot. Hush now, I say to myself, you’re making too much noise; surely she hears you. But, no, there on a branch of the plum is the dove, and there is her song, pouring from her beak like a silver waterfall. Slowly, ever so slowly, I approach, I reach, I touch the sparkling notes. The dove does not stir, though she knows full well what I’m doing. You doubt my story? In the Age of Donald Trump, anything is possible.

An old Buddhist monk,
who never tells me his name,
visits me in dreams.

 
  

Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Hillside Saguaros

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Shadows creep through a hillside forest of saguaros in Tucson, Arizona.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Labyrinth

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Shadowy vegetation surrounds a labyrinth in Phoenix, Arizona.
 


Deep in thought I walk
round and round the gravel path,
ignoring the sky.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Grapefruit

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A grapefruit clings to its tree at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Even in darkness,
touch the ripening grapefruit,
for it is holy.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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