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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
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2

Hillock

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


On a bright blue day,
the hillock rimmed with palm trees
hides a snake or two.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cobweb

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Blue window, northern New Mexico
 


first week of the year—
at the widow’s blue window
a tattered cobweb

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Refugee

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Fishing boat, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, Mexico
 


refugee mother
huddling beneath the blue boat
nurses her baby

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Stone

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Stone of remembrance atop a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


after the dust storm
placing a painted blue stone
on her loved one’s grave

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Storm”

Hint

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Blue metal flower climbing a windmill, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


blossoms turning blue
with the old shaman’s chanting—
first hint of autumn

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn Haiku”

Battered

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Battered blue bucket at the ruins, El Charco del Ingenio conservation area, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Battered blue bucket—
how long until a tinker
comes to plug the holes?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Battered things abound in this world.

 
More Blue Monday
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘How Long'”

Bed

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Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
 


In the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps,
remembering his own bed
behind the big blue dumpster.

 
 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lotus”

Rainless

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Old wooden door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Whenever I travel to Mexico, I look for interesting doors, so Richard Wright’s haiku speaks to me:

 

Quickly vanishing,
The first drops of summer rain
On an old wood door.

 
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on an old wood door
the sorrows of rainless days
brushed in shades of blue

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Utabukuro #6”