Category Archives: Yuma Conservation Garden

Nostalgia

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Rusting tractor, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


longing for the days
when the little tractor plowed
furrows straight and true

   
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
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Sound Bites

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A crumbling wooden wagon wheel, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
in the corridor
of the nursing home at noon—
clicking of dentures
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
An old man stumbles,
then stoops to tie his laces—
winter afternoon.
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
Midwinter musing—
are there no doves anymore
to sing down the sun?
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
after last night’s flood—
slicing twisted clothesline cords
with a rusty knife
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
Midwinter musing—
could her own experience
help somebody else?
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
What explanations
need a dormant plum tree give
for its existence?
  
~~ 7 ~~
  
dandelion fluff—
the anarchy of autumn
riding on the wind

 
 
Haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Blue Monday

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Part of a sign promoting clean lakes and streams, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Whenever rivers flow clear,
Fish can breathe and thrive;
But in polluted waters,
You won’t find fish alive.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Hummingbird Country

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Barrel cactus fruit, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 

We live in hummingbird country.
We know how to survive.
Like tiny creatures
flitting here and sipping there,
we scan the sky.
Storm clouds hang heavy in the west,
where thunder is heard.
Can anything good come from thunder
or the burden that both of us bear?
You compare your pain to mine
to see whose is greater.
You say that the doctor’s poking
and prodding was not proper,
because it stirred up something inside you—
a storm that may destroy you.
But aren’t we stronger than storms?
We live in hummingbird country.
We know how to survive.

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lodging

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


on a lonely path
ten thousand pilgrim footprints
lodging in the dust

  
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Faithful

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Do fishes have faith?
Or how about palms?
Only the faithful
Live life without qualms.

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

Pipe

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A broken pipe at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Can your friend fix this pipe?

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Change

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A rusting tractor, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a change in fortune—
tractor that once plowed the earth
now rusts in the sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday

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Informational sign, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Unity

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Three ducks on a pond,
in unity of purpose,
seek the day’s first catch.

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