Blue Monday: Butterfly

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A painting on an outdoor table by 5-year-old George, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Happy New Year, everyone!

  
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

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Blue Monday: Greeting

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A Christmas greeting on the door of a church nursery, Yuma County, Arizona
  


Merry Christmas, everyone!

  
Photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

Hope

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Decorations on a Christmas tree at a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Near a Christmas tree
children hope for miracles—
some things never change.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Lullaby

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December sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Days before Christmas
a dove sings a lullaby
to the setting sun.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Snowman

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Holiday decorations at a Yuma County, Arizona church
  


The snowman wears a blue hat.
He thinks it burns up his fat.
The poor guy is wrong,
But he’s so headstrong
You can’t convince him of that!

  
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
  
 

The coast is clear


The coast is clear,
but the simple man knows
that the earth is about to ripple
from the inside out
and become a gigantic heap
of rubble.
 
Might as well bask in the sun
warming his bones
while he can.
Nothing to gain by putting it off.
 
In the throes of ecstasy
he peels off his clothes,
gets down on his knees,
and gives thanks,
despite the tumult to come.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Song

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Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


The song of a dove
settles onto the cushion
of an empty chair.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Fading

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Fading bougainvillea blossoms on a trash heap, Wellton, Arizona
 


What is there to celebrate
When the brilliant blossoms fade?
Who rejoices at such loss?
Are not tender souls dismayed?
 
And yet in fading flowers
We see clearly what we are:
Blooms that shrivel at day’s end,
Leaving nothing near or far.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Snowman

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A graveside decoration, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


The time of celebration
Is quickly drawing near.
The snowman in the graveyard
Announces joy and cheer.
 
To every heart that’s grieving,
To every weeping eye,
The snowman in the graveyard
Brings good news bye and bye.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Weather-beaten

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A weathered statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


O battered Guadalupe,
What is there to celebrate?
Your gown’s reduced to tatters
Even as you watch and wait.
 
Yet in your loving presence
We find mercy, peace and grace,
For there’s unending sunshine
In your weather-beaten face.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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