Category Archives: Ajo

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 walk in the wilderness, come what may.

  
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Walk”

Requiem

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A desert scene near Ajo, Arizona.
 


Twilight requiem—
a frightened lizard cowers
somewhere in the stones.

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

Twilight

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Evening descends on mountains near Ajo, Arizona.
 


Crow on the mountain,
must you shatter twilight’s peace
with your wagging tongue?

  
Photo and haiku © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Peace”

Blue Monday: Pickup

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Plywood art adorns a wall in Ajo, Arizona.
 


A pickup that’s painted sky blue
Can carry a small sort of zoo:
Let’s start with six hogs,
Ten cats, and twelve dogs—
I’m sure that’s a full load, aren’t you?
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Plaza

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The plaza in Ajo, Arizona is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
 


There’s blue in the flag, and blue in the sky.
Palm trees will crumble to dust bye and bye.
 
When the dust settles, all will be well,
But in the meantime? It’s hard to tell!
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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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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