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Picnic

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 


Party-crashing ants
help themselves to chips and cake
at our picnic lunch.
 
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We fixed ourselves a picnic, we munched among the dead,
For it was in the graveyard that our feast was spread.
The ants came uninvited and helped themselves to cake;
Now we see that picnicking was a huge mistake!

 
Poems and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”

Macro Monday 2: Scarecrow

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Whimsical decoration on a grave, Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Solitude

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The solitude of St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Johns, Arizona is a soldier’s final resting place.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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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
 
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #158
   
More Poetry Pantry #400 at Poets United

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
 
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

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