Category Archives: Blue Monday

Unloved

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Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
 
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…
 
from “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
 


unloved wall—
even the old paint
is weeping

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sign

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Macro sign, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even a small sign
can guide a pilgrim’s footsteps
on the homeward way.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Signs

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


signs along the way
some of them she understands
many she does not

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Whirling

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Windmill, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


on a cloudless day
watching the endless whirling
of the windmill blades

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Quiet

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Young lovers in Zacatecas, México
 


some quiet moments
away from the festival
just the two of them

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Snack

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Snack vendor, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


time out for a snack—
waiting for the festival
to begin at noon

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hints

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Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, Southern California
 


over barren dunes
hints of a distant harvest
and the reapers’ songs

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Hummingbird

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Mural, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
the hummingbird feast—
taking a risk as they thrum
toward the feeding place
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
Hummingbirds at work—
one minute they have courage,
the next their hearts fail.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
written on a wall—
letters to a hummingbird
and the chill north wind
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
a trip through traffic
to reach the secret place called
hummingbird heaven
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
If the hummingbirds
urge you to share in their feast,
what does it matter?
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
a liter of milk
brought to the hummingbird feast
and laced with sugar
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
Two hummingbirds watch
as I link my arm in yours—
they call us lovebirds.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Stone

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Stone of remembrance atop a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


after the dust storm
placing a painted blue stone
on her loved one’s grave

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Inspiration

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Public pay telephone, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


inspiration rings
just outside the sculptor’s house—
blue telephone box

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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