Category Archives: light verse
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 live in the wilderness, come what may.
Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Weathered letters on a truck in Arizona
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
The flower that’s known as a rose
Is beautiful, everyone knows.
Its petals are fair—
No argument there!—
That beautiful blossom, the rose.
Limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Flower: Rose”
Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
Meteors never take showers;
They wouldn’t know what to do
With bars of fragrant body soap
And bottles of green shampoo.
Meteors never take showers,
And this is the reason why:
Besides their being so flighty,
They’re just a little bit shy.
Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Meteor Showers”
The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
An abandoned shopping cart near Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona