Blue Monday: Blue Blossoms

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Detail from a painting in an art store, Angels Camp, California.
 


Blue blossoms ablaze in a pot
Can cheer both the German and Scot.
How clear and how bright
They glow day and night—
They’ll dazzle you, I kid you not!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Tree Trunk

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A tree trunk: detail from a painting in an art store, Angels Camp, California.
 



 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Autumn Leaves

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Colorful aspen leaves, Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, autumn 2016.


 
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tumult on my roof—
acorns and oak leaves thudding
till the storm is done
 
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Since crowds delight you,
how can one falling oak leaf
give you so much joy?
 
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Bring me one red leaf
from under the maple tree,
then leave me alone.
 
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Such a waste of breath:
lamenting the leaves falling
from my backyard plum!
 
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Two feral cats fight
among the falling oak leaves—
one gets bragging rights.
 
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Blackbird, O blackbird,
how do you balance your song
on that falling leaf?
 
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It is no great loss
to watch storm clouds disappear,
but when plum leaves fall…

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #182
 
More Poetry Pantry #423 at Poets United

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Dance Studio

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Logo on a dance studio, Exeter, California.
 
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Haiku My Heart, Hosting for Rebecca: Healing

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A wounded cactus begins to heal in a Phoenix, Arizona backyard.
 


To all wounded things
blackbird sings a healing song—
new growth soon appears.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Balance

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Sunflower in an irrigated field, Southern Arizona
 


delicate balance—
halfway between earth and sky
a sunflower blooms

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Balance”

In the Balance


In the balance place your cup.
With great care then fill it up.
It will hold gold, salt, or tea—
It could even hold all three!
Top it with a sparrow’s song.
Fill your cup—don’t wait too long!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Balance”

Ruby Tuesday Too: Event Tent

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An event tent stands empty on the morning after the event, Stockton, California.
 
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Blue Monday: High School

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A sign on a high school campus in Stockton, California.
 


If you are not learning in school,
Does that mean you’re simply a fool?
It might or might not,
Despite what you thought.
The truth is: There’s no steadfast rule.

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Butterfly

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A swallowtail butterfly is depicted in this detail from a mosaic in Springville, California.
 



 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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