Category Archives: Blue Monday

Blue Monday: Hummingbirds

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Wooden hummingbirds mounted on a wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Two hummingbirds, flitting at dawn,
Were searching for nectar, not prawn.
They found some at last,
And had a great blast
Imbibing—and then they were gone!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Desert Artists

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A mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Can a desert artist ever truly thrive?
Can she sell enough art to keep herself alive?
Or will she simply languish, dogged by poverty?
If you know the answers, tell them now to me!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


A man with a monstrous blue hand
Was never quite sure where to stand.
Sometimes, he allowed,
He’d stand on a cloud,
But mostly he’d go for dry land.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday

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Detail from a world map in my Arizona classroom
 


Where will you go in this wide world,
And what do you hope to see?
Where will your passport next be stamped?
How do you know it will be?
 
Dreaming of places far away
Is how the best journeys start.
Unleash your dreams and let them roam,
And follow them with your heart!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
  
More Poetry Pantry #342 at Poets United
 

Blue Monday

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Discarded soft drink cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone tossed a drink cup
Many moons ago,
Tossed it in the bushes,
Where no wind could blow.
 
Now the battered drink cup,
Fading and forlorn,
Still sits in the bushes
Night and noon and morn.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016
 


reaching for blue sky—
a stand of golden aspens
near the mountaintop

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday

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Part of a sign promoting clean lakes and streams, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Whenever rivers flow clear,
Fish can breathe and thrive;
But in polluted waters,
You won’t find fish alive.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday

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Lost footwear in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Someone lost a flipflop,
left it in the dust;
now she wanders barefoot
as she knew she must!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday

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Informational sign, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday

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Desert landscape with deep blue sky, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


wilderness flora
united in enduring
lack of winter rain

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