Category Archives: Yuma Pioneer Cemetery

Outcome

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


The same outcome awaits us all.

 
Text and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Displays

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


no neutrality
in these riotous displays
of grief and mourning

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Amen

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


First spring funeral—
after the priest’s final prayer,
a dove coos amen.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Leaning

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


among the tombstones
a leaning memorial—
too many winters

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Warrior

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


holy warrior
doing battle with darkness
at a loved one’s grave

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Visiting

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Joaquin’s grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


weeping her way home—
one more bittersweet morning
visiting his grave

 
 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lengthening

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


As shadows lengthen, so do sorrows.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shrine

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Shrine to La Virgen de Guadalupe (chicken wire to prevent birds from nesting), Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


A little blue shrine
Is guarding the grave;
It stands as a sign
Of hope that all crave.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Late

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


arriving too late
to accompany the dove’s
lugubrious song

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Bright

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Bougainvillea in bloom, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Bright are the blossoms
Near the old tomb;
Brightly they greet me,
Banishing gloom.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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