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Blue Monday: Tree Hugger

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Student artwork at a Yuma County, Arizona high school
  


A tree-hugging bird is a sight
That you can see only in light,
For like you and me
The bird in the tree
Finds comfort in sleeping at night.

  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

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Blue Monday: Cacophony

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Weathered letters on a truck in Arizona
  


Six dozen cattle are lowing,
The hives are buzzing with bees,
The neighbor’s rooster is crowing—
I need some quietness, please!

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

Blue Monday: Love Stone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma County, Arizona
  


A stone to remember a dear one who’s gone,
A stone that reminds me from dusk until dawn
That someone is guarding my steps from above—
The name of that someone is, quite simply, Love.

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

Blue Monday: Eggs in Her Basket

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A holiday decoration in a Yuma County, Arizona church
  


A womanly snowman in blue
Puts eggs in her basket—not two,
But three, which is odd,
For she’s a tightwad
And rarely gives extra to you.

  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
  

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
  
  
 

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
  
  
 

Blue Monday: Keeping Watch

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A bust of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
  


Mary, aren’t you weary yet
Of keeping watch by day and night?
Where we see only darkness,
It seems that you see only light.
  
If we were not so broken,
Perhaps we’d see things as you do;
But we’re the walking wounded,
Mary, and not at all like you.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
  
 

Blue Monday: Mary

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A statue of the Virgin Mary, Ajo, Arizona
 


Mary, are you feeling blue?
Are you feeling weary?
All the beggars come to you,
And their eyes are bleary.
 
Seeking favors from your hand,
They clamor and they shout.
Is it more than you can stand
To have them round about?
 
But your ways are not our ways,
Your hands are filled with grace,
Which you pour out on the strays
Of our ungrateful race.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
 

Blue Monday: Pond and Wand

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Between two tall cacti there lies a small pond.
Look in its depths and you might find a wand,
A wand that a wizard just can’t do without.
Say, aren’t you a wizard? If so, give a shout!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Ducks

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


In the blue water three ducks take a swim,
The one in the middle’s a her or a him,
Or maybe it’s neither (though nobody knows),
But this I am sure of: that duck goes and goes!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher