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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Thankful for Sunrises

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The sun rises over the Sonoran Desert in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
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Haibun: Give Thanks


“I’m too tired to be grateful,” I growl, and sip a third cup of coffee. I listen to my watch ticking. I remember the scent of the tangerine I peeled on a long-ago Thanksgiving Day. The citrus oils stung my chapped fingers, making me wince. But that was the best tangerine I have ever tasted. And the longer I live, the more clearly I see that I can choose how my day will go by changing my attitude. “Don’t be fooled,” I say to myself, “gratitude is the path to contentment. Make every day a holy day. Give thanks.”
 

autumn meander—
making my way toward twilight
with a few detours



 

Haibun © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Behind

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After leaving the pond at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona, a duck also leaves a shadow behind itself.
 
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Celebrate

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Fading bougainvillea blossoms have been tossed on a trash heap in Wellton, Arizona.
 


Can I truly celebrate
When the brilliant blossoms fade?
Can this heart of mine rejoice
When such folly is displayed?
 
Yet even as they’re fading,
And although they cannot sing,
The blossoms clearly show me
Life on Earth’s a fragile thing.

 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Poster

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A poster featuring La Virgen de Guadalupe is displayed in a window in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.
 
One photo, two memes.
 
  
Photo watermarked by Photobucket, because I refused to pay for image hosting, which used to be free!

  


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Six for Sunday


Two blue butterflies
anoint my garden with peace—
sunny afternoon.
 
 
tender stalks of corn
pushing toward the morning sun—
feast for hungry crows
 
 
The longer I sing,
the more this daunting mountain
dwindles to a speck.
 
 
I slide on wet leaves
and my pathway disappears—
autumn’s first mishap.
 
 
On a moonless night
I sink down before the stars,
wounded by their light.
 
 
November evening—
a dove returns to her nest,
cooing one last song.

 
 

Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #291
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Writers’ Pantry #46 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Autumn Leaves

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Autumn leaves and tiny shadows curl up together to create a restful scene.
 
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Secrets

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A palo verde tree towers over a dry wash in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Autumn afternoon—
an old tree full of secrets
keeps them to itself.

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

A Crow and a Hoe


A crow that I once knew named Joe
Fell madly in love with a hoe.
A rake wouldn’t do;
Past shovels he flew—
Joe just couldn’t dig ‘em, ya know?

 
Limerick © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Weatherbeaten

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A weathered statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe keeps vigil over a grave at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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