Category Archives: Monday Mellow Yellows

Circus

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Southern California
 


With golden faces,
clowns keep tumbling on and on—
circus of the sun.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Festival

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Sunday morning our neighbor, a high school history teacher, wheeled his bicycle into the street and pedaled away for his customary ride. He never came home again. About an hour later, two police cars and a police motorcycle arrived, bringing the teacher’s bicycle, his helmet—and bad news. Throughout the day we gathered bits and pieces of information from another neighbor. No, the teacher hadn’t been struck by a car. Apparently he had a stroke or a heart attack, and toppled from his bike. Rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, he hovered between life and death for several hours. By nightfall, he was dead. What started out to be an exciting summer festival of rest, relaxation and recuperation for a weary educator turned into a season of mourning for his wife and two grown children.
 


Summer festival—
three crows foretell its ending,
shrilling songs of rage.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Lady of Sorrows

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


Lady of Sorrows,
we are nourished by your tears
morning, noon and night.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fireworks

Unfolding

Balanced

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


Sometimes paradise
is a sunflower balanced
between earth and sky.

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Empress

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Stray arrow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Archery empress,
loosing arrows with a twang,
misses by a mile.

 

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Tequila Dreams

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Mundo Cuervo, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
 


brazen shadows
awaiting full pink moon
tequila dreams

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Small Mountain

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Barrel Cactus (Genus Ferocactus), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


weary desert monk
trudging up the small mountain
panting his prayers

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Candle

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Wide-throated Monkeyflower (Mimulus brevipes) Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, SoCal
 


in the wilderness
a fragile candle burning
calling down the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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