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Playing

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An artist’s rendering of a street scene after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The painting hangs in a church in Southern Arizona.
 


playing in the street
even after the earth shifts—
a boy in blue shoes

 

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Puzzle

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


near the blue lagoon
a puzzle in the grasses—
receding footprints

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Teatime

Blue door
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Behind the blue door
two friends sip tea together—
the tinkling of spoons.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stone

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Someone left a stone at Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona. (Read why people leave stones at Roxaboxen.)
 


Left for passersby to see,
This wee stone delighted me.
When I saw its shade of blue,
I thought right away of you
And the way the summer skies
Show themselves in your bright eyes.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Pallet

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Blue-painted edge of a pallet at a construction site, Southern Arizona
 


An old wooden pallet
With peeling blue paint—
A quirky attraction
For sinner and saint.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Organic Riffs

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~~ 1 ~~
 
organic cherries—
red and ripe and luscious
in a blue-green bowl
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
our midsummer’s feast—
dining on organic figs
and wedges of cheese
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
organic apples—
whining about the bruises
that soften their flesh
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
organic silence—
good news for the old poet
scribbling at midnight
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
ripe organic plums—
ants come from three miles away
for the summer feast
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
my shoes coming loose—
organic cotton laces
crumbling into dust
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
for ripe fruit she pants—
bunches of fat purple grapes
organic, luscious

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Stone

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Stone of remembrance, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Stone of remembrance
Painted in blue,
Placed near a tombstone:
“We still love you.”

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Roses

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Their children left blue roses
On their dusty grave
As a sign of gratitude
For the love they gave.

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Broken

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Ceramic decoration left by a young visitor, reduced to potsherds, Roxaboxen Park, Yuma, Arizona
 


I thought a little paste would work,
I even tried some glue,
Hoping that my handiwork
Would hold the shards of blue.
 
But glue and paste do nothing,
As far as I can see,
To piece together something
That’s broken as can be.

 
More Poetry Pantry #294
 
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More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Paste”

Froggy

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Ceramic frog on a blue mat, Southern California
 


Froggy on a mat of blue,
May I hop along with you,
Seeking tasty flies and such?
I would like that very much!

 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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