Author Archives: magicalmysticalteacher

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Cactus Garden

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Shadows are scarce but visible at midday at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Which

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Only a few clouds appear on a brilliant summer day in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


Looking right and left
I see two dusty pathways—
which one shall I take?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Then and Now


Once my hair was Bible-black,
Now it’s grey, both front and back.
 
Once my teeth were gleaming white,
Now they’re dull—it must be blight.
 
Once I ran a race, and won,
Now I sit and soak up sun.
 
Once my fist was hard as rock,
Now it’s limper than a sock.
 
Once I slept the whole night through,
Now I cannot sleep past two.
 
That was then, and this is now—
How’d I get here, anyhow?

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Selfie

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A tourist takes a selfie in front of the courthouse In Prescott, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  


 
  
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Why not go over and see the friendly skies at SkyWatch Friday?
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Finding Bliss in Change


Let’s make a parade, and march through the gate;
These times are trying, but we cannot wait.
 
Grace has gone swimming, and things are amiss—
Who in her right mind would argue with this?
 
See how old prejudice rears up its head?
Cut it off quickly! Make sure that it’s dead.
 
There’s beauty in yellow, red, white, and black;
Joy’s in the middle, the front and the back.
 
It’s simple, my friend, to bring a new day.
Old braids of hatred? Just snip them away!

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Painted Shadows

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Let’s enjoy some painted shadows found in the Prescott, Arizona, Public Library.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Rattled

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A padlock helps to keep tools safe in a shed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 


Wind, relentless wind!
I’m rattled by the padlock
swinging to and fro.

 

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

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Banderas

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A street is festooned with blue banderas in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 
  

On the pavement, in the shade,
People strolling unafraid
Look up at the bright blue sky:
“Sad,” they say, “there is no pie.”

 
  
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Say Yes


Say yes to everything:
the moldy bread, the empty kettle, the dying fire;
yes to the anvil on which your life was forged;
yes to what you have wanted, but not gotten;
yes to what you have waited for, but not seen;
yes to the tattered edges of your cloak,
and your belly bloated with hunger,
while swallows feast on insects near the temple gates.
To everything say yes.

 

Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #272
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Stumped

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Despite its bulk, a decorated tree stump makes a tiny shadow at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
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