Category Archives: Ajo

It’s Winter, My Love

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A desert family enjoys the cool December weather in this mosaic on a wall in Ajo, Arizona.
 


It’s winter, my love, keep playing the bones!
Stars o’er the valley are singing to stones.
Keep yourself limber, and shrug off the cold.
Summon your courage, and learn to be bold—
Bold in the barnyard, and bold in the dome,
Bold when you’re far, far away from your home.
I’ll end my song here, and hope that you find
That most folks are true, and loving, and kind.


 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Ruby Tuesday Too: Guardian

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La Virgen de Guadalupe at a wayside shrine, Ajo, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Blue Monday: Long Tail

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Artwork on a wall, Ajo, Arizona.
 


A beast with an extra-long tail
Hung out on a wall near a nail.
He started to slip,
But reached out to grip
The thing that stuck out: the sharp nail.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Space

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Apartments and studios for artists, artisans, and creative business people, Ajo, Arizona.


An artist’s deepest longing
Is for a sacred space
Where she can paint or scribble,
And serve the human race.
 
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if she is ill-fated,
Then she is bound to roam.

 
Revised poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

Ruby Tuesday Too: Crow

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A crow in flight dominates a mural in Ajo, Arizona.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Colorless

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An abandoned car rusts in Ajo, Arizona
 



 
Haiga © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Color”

Perhaps

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Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
 


Perhaps a blackbird
will swoop down from the mountain,
perhaps the full moon.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Cactus Woman

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Detail from a wall of mosaics, Ajo, Arizona
  


Cactus Woman has nothing to lose
By walking for weeks without wearing shoes.
 
She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones,
And carries the wilderness in her bones.
 
Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.
 
Cactus Woman is someone, they say,
Who’ll live in the wilderness, come what may.

  
Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

The guys in the band

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


The guys in the band wear big shoes.
It helps them, they say, play the blues,
While folks in the street
Just jive to the beat—
They must have a rollicking muse!

 
Limerick © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Shoes”

Complicated

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Ocotillo blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Shadow, bloom, and thorn—
how complicated the soul
of the wilderness!

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Soul”