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Blue Monday: Books

Detail from a mural at the Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona

A stack of good books by your bed
Is better than any old med.
So, here’s to your health,
Vim, vigor, and wealth—
Make sure that you get them all read!

Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher



A boulder surrounded by birdsong in a remote location, Apache County, Arizona

Some books I found in passing
Contained disturbing words:
The end is near, they seemed to say,
Pay heed to stones and birds;
For in this warming climate,
Where things are changing fast,
Not even stones and blackbirds
Have stamina to last.

Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Recalcitrant Student

Because he did not want to learn,
His lessons the student did spurn.
He cast sidelong looks
At all of his books—
His homework he tossed in an urn.


© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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