Category Archives: Ajo
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
Artwork on a wall, Ajo, Arizona.
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”
An abandoned car rusts in Ajo, Arizona
Haiga © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Color”
Rugged mountains near Ajo, Arizona
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
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”