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Watching

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Snow will probably never fall on this Phoenix, Arizona yard.
 


Watching for winter—
how great my disappointment
when I see no snow!

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ruby Tuesday Too: Veterans Day

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Veterans are being honored and remembered in the United States today.
 
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Blue Monday: Distant Mountain

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 
 

From a distant mountain, surrounded by blue sky,
I hear a raven calling, and I wonder why.
Perhaps he has a message that I need to hear,
Or maybe it’s just nonsense—who will make it clear?

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: I Got Nothin’

This is one of those weeks when macro images are scarce!
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Haibun: Grief Work


My grief over my father’s death has become my life’s work. Some days I drink from a bitter cup. Other days I choose to spread my bread with honey. And sometimes I lay myself down on the anvil of sorrows and let the hammer fall, shaping me as it will. Sheer stubbornness drives me to try to understand why a tear leans into the wind, hoping to dry itself; or why the dead enter our world saying nothing, giving neither comfort nor counsel, but simply watching and waiting. So far, I have failed in my quest, but I will not quit. Stubbornness, remember?

Walking through the woods
on an autumn afternoon—
this is song enough.

 
  

Haibun © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #239
 
More Pantry of Poetry and Prose #3 at Poets United

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Country Road

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The shadows on an Arizona country road are still deep at daybreak.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Authenticity

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 


Authenticity:
the aspens do not pretend
to be oaks or pines.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ruby Tuesday Too: Blurred Image

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Photobucket is holding all my images hostage, including this one of a wedding in Zacatecas State, Mexico.
 
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Blue Monday: Blurred Image

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Photobucket is holding all my images hostage, including this one of old fruit crates in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Photobucket blurs the image,
Adds their watermark as well.
Do they think I’ll pay a ransom?
All I’m going to do is yell!

 
 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Yellow Marigolds

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Marigolds brighten the walkways at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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