Category Archives: Blue Monday

Headstone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


even a headstone
shares too much information
about the deceased
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
I just don’t want to know…

 

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Depression

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


her deep depression
despite the brilliant blossoms
on her loved one’s grave
 
~~ ~~ ~~

 

Sometimes resurrection seems like a hoax.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Swept

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First blossoms on an ironwood tree, March 2015, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


swept up together
first blossoms on the ironwood
and the bright blue sky

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
For my inspiration, I have used this haiku by Santoka Taneda:
 
dew and
fallen leaves
swept up together
 
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Fattening

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Palo verde blossoms, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


over the wasteland
waving a witch hazel wand
to fill in the blanks
with blossom upon blossom
fattening on noonday sun

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Entwined

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Castoff medical glove, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


An empty blue glove,
entwined with the desert wind,
flutters its fingers.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Brush

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Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault painting at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


watercolor brush—
in each bristle a plum tree
laden with ripe fruit

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shopping

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Shopping in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


From the mercado
she carries in her basket
daily bread and light.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Jazz

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Joshua White, performing at Village Jazz Series, Yuma, Arizona
 


bending to the notes
after endless rehearsals—
the jazz musician

 
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Sticking

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


not even a scream
can dislodge desert shadows—
a fine sticking point

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Chip

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Shard of a discarded cup, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


fragmentary blue—
a castoff chip of teacup
hoarding scraps of light

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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