Category Archives: light verse

Blue Monday: Blue Pants

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Detail from a mural, Dayton, Washington.
 


The man in blue pants bends his knees,
But knows that he doesn’t dare sneeze;
A mighty achoo
Would surely not do—
He’d probably lose all his keys!

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Imagine

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A pathway in suburban Riverside County, California.
 


A path of mere human invention
May somehow defy all convention.
Imagine the creechas,
Mice, spydas, and leeches,
That follow the path with intention!

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

Whose Back?

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The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


Whose back does the earth ride upon?
An elephant, raven, or swan?
Perhaps it’s a gannet
That holds up the planet
That all of us humans live on!

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

Space

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Apartments and studios for artists, artisans, and creative business people, Ajo, Arizona.


An artist’s deepest longing
Is for a sacred space
Where she can paint or scribble,
And serve the human race.
 
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if she is ill-fated,
Then she is bound to roam.

 
Revised poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

What’s the Truth?


What’s the truth about myself?
I am not a garden elf,
 
Nor am I a wayward gnome,
Far from hearth and far from home;
 
Nor am I a bumblebee,
Or a whitecap on the sea.
 
Here’s the truth, if truth be told:
Older than the stones, I’m old!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Truth”

Blue Monday: Windmill

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A windmill no longer used at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.


This windmill, though rusted and worn,
Deserves some attention, not scorn.
It needs a facelift—
Fresh paint is a gift—
And then it’ll shine night and morn!
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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What Makes Me Happy


What makes me happy?
I know what does not:
A cold in my head;
My nose full of snot.
 
My happiness flees
When hot weather comes;
The heat makes my head
Keep throbbing like drums.
 
And why should I smile
In spite of the rain?
I hate being drenched!
I find it a pain!
 
Another thing too
Makes happiness flee:
When pruning roses,
I’m stung by a bee.
 
I could be happy,
I guess, I suppose.
How long would it take?
Ah, nobody knows!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”

Happiness

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Ice cream shop sign, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


Ice cream is happiness, everyone knows;
It makes you all shivery down to your toes.
Nothing beats ice cream to light up your face,
And make your tongue tingle, and make your heart race.

   
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Happiness”

Blue Monday: Stump

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Sign painted on a tree stump, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona


Whenever a stump’s painted blue,
And whether it’s old or it’s new,
It’s worth a hard look
(At least in my book)
Because of its heavenly hue! 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Doors

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Handsome blue doors on a business establishment in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona


Whenever a door’s painted blue
It’s hard to resist going through;
So open the door
And see what’s in store
For those who love wonders—like you!
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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