New Path

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A labyrinth in Phoenix, Arizona attracts many truth seekers.
 


I choose a new path
before the wind can erase
yesterday’s footprints.

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Have Some Popcorn

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Popcorn is available on the patio at Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

When times are tough and my sadness grows
Sharper than thorns on a tangled rose,
And tears flow freely into my tea,
I look for something to comfort me.
 
A glimpse, perhaps, of a far-off place
(Call it heaven, or maybe it’s grace)
That gives me hope for living a life
Free of all pain, and free of all strife.
 
But try as I might, I just can’t find
Anything peaceful to ease my mind.
With pleasures lacking, my life’s a mess;
I need some solace, and nothing less.
 
Yet years of practice have taught me this:
There is a way from sorrow to bliss.
When all else fails to comfort me,
Popping some corn is the remedy!

 
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 BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Is God Asleep


1
I choke on soot, my homeland shudders;
“Is God asleep?” the prophet mutters.
 
 
2
With fire on my tongue, how brave can I be?
Braver than ships exploring the sea?
 
 
3
Mine are the questions that no one answers;
At half past midnight, I join the dancers.
 
 
4
With reverence and gratitude I pause—
The white wolf takes me gently in his jaws.

 

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Branches

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The branches of a dead indigo bush cast shadows across the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 
 
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Lonely Place

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A blush spreads across the sky at day’s end in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


In this lonely place,
where will you rest for the night,
weary little dove?

 
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Twinkle, Twinkle


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
I don’t wonder what you are.
If I did, I’d surely be
Filled with abject misery!
 
On the other hand, my friend,
Beds are burning without end,
And their burning lights the night
Brighter than the stars are bright.
 
Now I’ll end this silly rhyme,
It’s worth nothing—not in time,
Not in spirit, not in space.
I will go now, go apace.

 
 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Mural

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A colorful mural adorns a garden wall in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. One photo, two memes.
 
  


 
  
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Seven Couplets to Ponder or Ignore


1
Wisdom comes from roots and stones,
Often from the sparrow’s bones.
 
 
2
Sending healing thoughts to you!
Hope you’re better, yes, I do!
 
 
3
Lines unfolding one by one—
All too soon my work is done.
 
 
4
In the realm of string and twine,
Will you be my valentine?
 
 
5
Lessons near the frigid coast
Are the ones I hate the most!
 
 
6
If your foremother should come,
Toot a horn and pound a drum!
 
 
7
Spirit wide and Spirit deep,
Do not make me, Spirit, weep.

 

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Overshadowed

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A small house is overshadowed by two tall buildings in downtown Clifton, Arizona.
 
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Discipline

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A huge stone nestles in the shade of a pine tree at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 


It takes tons of discipline just to be a stone,
Sitting in the sun and rain, sitting all alone,
Sitting there ignored and shunned as the years roll by.
Don’t you wish you were a stone? “No, I don’t, not I.”

 
 
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When the old stone sings,
even crows in the pine tree
stop wagging their tongues.

 
 
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