Category Archives: Rhyming poetry

Blue Monday: Hummingbirds

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Wooden hummingbirds mounted on a wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Two hummingbirds, flitting at dawn,
Were searching for nectar, not prawn.
They found some at last,
And had a great blast
Imbibing—and then they were gone!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Mirror

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Reflected street scene, Los Algodones, Baja California Norte, México
 


A window is a mirror
Reflecting what I see;
Perhaps a car or shadow
Appears just right to me.
 
Or maybe I am hoping
That what I see is true;
Is the sky, for instance, pink,
Or is it really blue?

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mirrored

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Reflection of a winter sunrise in the rear window of a recreational vehicle, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Mirrored in the window
Of a wilderness RV,
The sunrise in midwinter
Is brighter than the sea.
 
The sight befuddles blackbirds
And ravens on the wing.
But the little cactus wren?
She cannot help but sing!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Artists

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A mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Can a desert artist ever truly thrive?
Can she sell enough art to keep herself alive?
Or will she simply languish, dogged by poverty?
If you know the answers, tell them now to me!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Insect

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A stone painted to resemble an insect, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A desert stone was posing,
Posing as a bug;
A hungry raven spied it,
Thought it was a slug.
 
The raven swooped down on it,
Hoping for a snack,
But when it saw the bug was stone,
It gave up the attack.

 
  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
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The Plan

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


 
Is there anyone to feed
The coyote in his need?
Who will soothe the fevered bird
With cool water and kind word?
 
Surely needed aid will come,
Unannounced by fife and drum,
Even as a stranger’s hand
Tends God’s creatures as God planned.
 

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Kindness of Strangers”

Who

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A mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


 
Someone in the desert needs a helping hand;
Someone needs some water in this thirsty land.
 
Who will help the stranger out of her distress?
Who will offer comfort in the wilderness?
 

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


A man with a monstrous blue hand
Was never quite sure where to stand.
Sometimes, he allowed,
He’d stand on a cloud,
But mostly he’d go for dry land.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Why Do You Fear?

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Why do you fear the darker days,
With clouds blotting out the sun?
Why do you fear the hidden ways
Before the journey’s begun?
 
Surely the darkness will shield you
From foes that you cannot see,
And hidden pathways will yield you
Unfettered felicity.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Detail from a world map in my Arizona classroom
 


Where will you go in this wide world,
And what do you hope to see?
Where will your passport next be stamped?
How do you know it will be?
 
Dreaming of places far away
Is how the best journeys start.
Unleash your dreams and let them roam,
And follow them with your heart!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
  
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