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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Art

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“Odyssey, 1973” is an art installation in Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
 

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Let Me Go


Things related, things alike—
I will take them on this hike.
 
Remember that my part was chosen;
In that role my life was frozen.
 
Each breath leaves me sorry, dear;
The results are crystal clear.
 
Promise me you will not fast
When my life is past at last.
 
Cover me with Grandma’s quilt;
Over that toss Grandpa’s kilt.
 
Total everything I owe.
Now I’m ready—let me go!
 

Poem © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #317
 
More Writers’ Pantry #69 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Cemetery Sculpture


A weathered sculpture keeps watch over a child’s grave in St. Johns (Arizona) Catholic Cemetery.

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New Song

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A spring day in Yuma County, Arizona begins with a beautiful sunrise.
 


If no dove should sing
to greet the dawn, a new song
will fly from my tongue.

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

Retreat

Hogan at Hubbell
The stone hogan, at Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona often serves as a retreat for artists.
 


This little retreat’s made of stone,
A great place for being alone
And working on art.
You’re ready to start?
Good! Make sure you turn off your phone!

Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Skating

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A father steadies his skating daughter in Morelia, Mexico.
 

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Haibun: Braiding Stories


Among the flowers and grasses, tiny yellow-and-brown things with wings land and take off, take off and land. Should I be worried that I do not know their names? I lift one of the things from a flower stained with its excrement—so small to have made such a big mess! Looking at this nameless thing strips me of all notions of superiority. I know that the day is coming when my own stains will be concealed by the undertaker’s art. But that day can wait. I still have stories to braid.
 

A woman sleeping
on a green park bench wakes up,
stretching and yawning.




 

Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher 

 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Painted Shadows

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A mural in Dayton, Washington features painted shadows.

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Footprints

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Footprints are sometimes visible in the labyrinth at Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center.
 


Easter’s come and gone—
I follow nail-scarred footprints
as I journey on.

 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon



Liminal Space


Let us create a liminal space,
One that’s suffused with mercy and grace;
Perhaps in the barn, or someplace out back,
Where time like cold water leaks through a crack
And spills to the bank of the river that comes
Roaring through gorges and blots out the sun.
So what if the stones are stacked ten feet deep?
So what if the path before us is steep?
So what if we slip while trudging along
Singing our watery, liminal song?
All will be well, for nothing will last;
Soon we’ll be gone—the night’s coming fast.

 
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher