Category Archives: Christmas

Light

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A Yuma County, Arizona home still glows with Christmas lights in 2017.
 


Though Christmas is past,
light still shines in the darkness
of a desert night.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Sheen

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Yuma County, Arizona church interior, decorated for Christmas
 


The decorations,
now that Christmas is over,
take on a new sheen.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rejoice!

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Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Merry Christmas, everyone!

 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Carols

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Ornaments on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


carols in the air
carols, carols everywhere—
love and peace and joy

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Christmas Music

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A tiny Nativity set in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


The music I adore most
Comes round but once a year.
They call it Christmas music,
It fills my heart with cheer.
 
I love to sing of Mary,
Of Joseph and the Child;
I love to sing of angels—
I’m sure they must be wild.
 
The shepherds in the pasture?
I sing their praises too,
For they ran to Bethlehem
To see the baby Jew.
 
The Magi on their camels,
Who traveled from afar
Found the Baby’s manger bed
By following a star.
 
And so, when winter deepens,
And earth is cold and drear,
I sing a song of people
Who cast aside their fear.
 
But what if, in the summer,
I sang a Christmas song?
Would all my friends desert me,
And tell me that I’m wrong?
 
I think I know the answer,
And this is what I know:
No scorn can silence music—
The notes will swell and grow.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Garlands

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Christmas decorations, northern New Mexico
 


holiday garlands
festooning the old town square—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Christmas Tree

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Tabletop Christmas tree in an Arizona church library
 
 


tiny Christmas tree
for the great celebration
of life, love and light
 
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brilliant crimson bows
festooning the green branches—
merrily on high
 
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A child’s fervent prayer—
Let there be something for me
underneath the tree.
 
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how thoughtful the gift
placed under the little tree
by a mother’s hands

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Gifts

Three Kings
 


When the plums blossom,
we shall bring our gifts to him—
gold, frankincense, myrrh.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Questions

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Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, New Mexico
 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Santa’s Helpers

Santa's helpers
Waiting for the Spreckels Organ concert to begin, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
 


three Santa’s helpers
dressed against the cold and frost
awaiting orders

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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