Category Archives: Ruby Tuesday Too

Prayer for My Daughter

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A wall hanging depicting an indigenous mother and her daughter, Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


The day of her birth was six years ago—
How quickly my daughter has grown!
The fruit of my womb is graceful and fair—
I’m happy to call her my own!
 
I pray for this child, the fruit of my womb,
I pray for her both night and day;
I ask that the gods will grant her the strength
To follow a right and true way.

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

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Indian paintbrush on a hillside near Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona
 


The radio won’t tell you
About the hillside blooms,
And newspapers won’t mention
The secret, hidden rooms,
Where lemurs keep their treasure
In boxes made of silk,
And pandas take their leisure
In bathtubs filled with milk.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sand

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Puerto Nuevo, a fishing village south of Tijuana in Baja California Norte, México
 


Little grains of beach sand
Scattered on the street;
Little grains of beach sand—
Watch your tender feet!
 
There among the cobbles
Lie the prickly grains,
Guaranteed to give you
Aches and bitter pains!

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blooms

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Cholla cactus blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
    


Only in the desert sands
Do cacti thrive and bloom,
Not on crowded city streets
Where there’s no breathing room.
 
If you find a place of sand,
Where human prints are few,
There the lowly cactus waits
To show its blooms to you.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Work

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Detail from a mural, Ajo, Arizona
 


Woman, why are you
always doing holy work
on your hands and knees?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Homing

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


April is the homing month
When artists long for space
To sculpt and paint and scribble
To serve the human race.
 
Sometimes a lucky artist
Will find a place called home;
But if her luck should run out,
Then she is bound to roam.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mirror

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A mirror decorated for Christmas 2016, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
 


The napkins on the table
And paintings on the wall
Are pictured in the mirror,
The glass that sees them all.
 
But mirrors cannot picture
The realm within the soul,
Where Spirit speaks to spirit,
And crushed things are made whole.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2016 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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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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Desire

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One of several mosaics on a downtown wall, depicting the history of Ajo, Arizona
 


The mother of Jesus was bold,
As all the great prophets foretold.
Through flood and through fire
Her utmost desire:
Inviting God in from the cold.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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