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Blue Monday: Cross

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An “old rugged cross,” Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Arizona.
 


Although the cross is rugged
And the grave is sere,
I come to visit often,
For my beloved’s here.
 
It’s not a chore to visit
Even when it’s hot,
For my beloved greets me
From his little plot.

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Unpacking the Caskets


someone unpacked the caskets
at the cemetery
and laid the bodies face-up
on the lawn
where they now lie
as though they were sleeping
 
tomorrow the gardeners
who know the ropes
will be mowing around the bodies
and then they will desert them
for a body should not be
out of its box
 
these are the rules
nothing has changed
from the beginning
when people first buried their dead

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Blue Monday: Cemetery Flowers

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


The cemetery flowers
Are blue as blue can be,
Left by a son or daughter
In loving memory.
 
The brilliant desert sunshine,
Will fade the blue to grey,
And then the son or daughter
Will bring a new display.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Bouquet

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Silk flowers blown by the wind from a small desert cemetery, Southern Arizona
 


After one fierce gust,
a bouquet of silk flowers
rests against the fence.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Poinsettias

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


close to her tombstone
fresh pot of poinsettias—
someone remembers

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Quiet

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Weathered and faded headstone decorations at twilight, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


even the ravens
quiet their clattering tongues—
women in mourning

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Name

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


a name carved in stone
only part of the story—
listening for more

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Keening

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


three sighs to sundown
and the full pink moon’s blooming—
cemetery blues
the keening of doves at dusk
and on the cusp of morning

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Home

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


the moon is rising
the silvery waves resonate
in tune with my heart


a Lady in the shadows
sings faraway sailors home

*Opening gambit by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Cicadas

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Cemetery, Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, California
 


sizzling summer day—
cicadas in the graveyard
buzzing at the dead

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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