Category Archives: Ajo

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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Dreamers

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Through the wilderness
a family of dreamers
hastens hand in hand.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Poetry About the Body”

Blue Monday: Mary

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A statue of the Virgin Mary, Ajo, Arizona
 


Mary, are you feeling blue?
Are you feeling weary?
All the beggars come to you,
And their eyes are bleary.
 
Seeking favors from your hand,
They clamor and they shout.
Is it more than you can stand
To have them round about?
 
But your ways are not our ways,
Your hands are filled with grace,
Which you pour out on the strays
Of our ungrateful race.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
 

Cup

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A mosaic depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona
 


To a quiet place
I come with my empty cup,
but who will fill it?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blue Monday: Pond and Wand

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Between two tall cacti there lies a small pond.
Look in its depths and you might find a wand,
A wand that a wizard just can’t do without.
Say, aren’t you a wizard? If so, give a shout!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Musicians

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Musicians who play in the street?
Their music just cannot be beat!
Though joyful and glad
Or soulful and sad,
It’s better than any sheep’s bleat!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Wise Woman

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


A wise woman watched from the wall
To see who would stumble and fall.
She offered them truth,
But no one, forsooth,
Accepted her offer at all.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

   
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