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Sand

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Puerto Nuevo, a fishing village south of Tijuana in Baja California Norte, México
 


Little grains of beach sand
Scattered on the street;
Little grains of beach sand—
Watch your tender feet!
 
There among the cobbles
Lie the prickly grains,
Guaranteed to give you
Aches and bitter pains!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blooms

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Cholla cactus blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
    


Only in the desert sands
Do cacti thrive and bloom,
Not on crowded city streets
Where there’s no breathing room.
 
If you find a place of sand,
Where human prints are few,
There the lowly cactus waits
To show its blooms to you.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Books

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Detail from a mural at the Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona
 


A stack of good books by your bed
Is better than any old med.
So, here’s to your health,
Vim, vigor, and wealth—
Make sure that you get them all read!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

At the Moon’s Rising

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Shed lock, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 

At the moon’s rising
we will eat soft candy
and sing lilting songs,
songs that bastards and buggers
never take on their tongues.
Yet sylvan maidens know them,
singing them at midnight
to the tree that rots in the forest
and to the blind lieutenant
who, now that it’s peacetime,
wonders why
they sent him to war.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Forgotten

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A portion of the historic plaza, Ajo, Arizona
 


A forgotten jacket under the window…

 
 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Unanswered

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Courthouse Square, Prescott, Arizona
 


On a shady walk
a question goes unanswered
until six o’clock.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Rose of Wisdom

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A gnarled tree beside a path at Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona

 

By the lake a pathway leads
Through the dry and tangled weeds
To a place where no one goes
But the ones who seek The Rose.
 
Holy, holy is the day!
Holy, holy is the way!

 
Rose of wisdom, fair and pure,
May your root and branch endure
In the hearts that hold you fast—
There, O Rose, bloom forth at last.
 
Holy, holy is the day!
Holy, holy is the way!


 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Holiness

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Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


April afternoon—
the holiness of water
and a blackbird’s song

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Work

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Detail from a mural, Ajo, Arizona
 


Woman, why are you
always doing holy work
on your hands and knees?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Awning

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A tattered awning, Ajo, Arizona
 


An awning that’s tattered and torn
Needs to be somehow reborn.
A needle and thread
Might raise from the dead
The awning whose passing we mourn.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher