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Light

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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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Sheen

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Yuma County, Arizona church interior, decorated for Christmas
 


The decorations,
now that Christmas is over,
take on a new sheen.

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rejoice!

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Detail from a wall hanging in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


Merry Christmas, everyone!

 
Photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Behind

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Outdoor Christmas decorations, Yuma County, Arizona
 


Behind the festive lights someone weeps.

 
Text and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Carols

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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

Christmas Music

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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”

Splendor

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Christmas decorations at an Arizona church
 


last year’s ornaments
shining in quiet splendor
for a few hours more

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Past

Christmas past

Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


no twinkling
from the shattered bulb—
Christmas past

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Festive

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Tabletop Christmas tree in an Arizona church library
 
 


festive Christmas tree—
soon the great celebration
of eternal light

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Christmas

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Indigo bushes frame a desolate landscape, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on Christmas morning
looking in vain for snowfall
in the wilderness

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “White Christmas”