Shadows edge a letter of a Christmas message in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
Christmas ornaments in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
December sunset, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
A Yuma County, Arizona home still glows with Christmas lights in 2017.
Though Christmas is past,
light still shines in the darkness
of a desert night.
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Yuma County, Arizona church interior, decorated for Christmas
now that Christmas is over,
take on a new sheen.
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Outdoor Christmas decorations, Yuma County, Arizona
Ornaments on a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church
carols in the air
carols, carols everywhere—
love and peace and joy
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
A tiny Nativity set in a Yuma County, Arizona church
The music I adore most
Comes round but once a year.
They call it Christmas music,
It fills my heart with cheer.
I love to sing of Mary,
Of Joseph and the Child;
I love to sing of angels—
I’m sure they must be wild.
The shepherds in the pasture?
I sing their praises too,
For they ran to Bethlehem
To see the baby Jew.
The Magi on their camels,
Who traveled from afar
Found the Baby’s manger bed
By following a star.
And so, when winter deepens,
And earth is cold and drear,
I sing a song of people
Who cast aside their fear.
But what if, in the summer,
I sang a Christmas song?
Would all my friends desert me,
And tell me that I’m wrong?
I think I know the answer,
And this is what I know:
No scorn can silence music—
The notes will swell and grow.
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Music”