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Blue Monday: Hanging Heart

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A painting by Velma adds a decorative touch to an Airbnb in Yuma, Arizona.
 


You hung out my heart, love, to dry.
I’m sure that I’ll never know why,
So I’m moving on,
By noon I’ll be gone—
I’m not even saying goodbye.
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Whimsical Painting

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A whimsical painting adorns a wall in the children’s section of the Prescott, Arizona Public Library.
 


This painting is sure to delight
The children who see it, all right.
With colorful hues
It’s full of good news—
There’s no darkness here, only light.
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Sunflower

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A sunflower flaunts its brightness in this detail from a painting in an art store, Angels Camp, California.
 



 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Dark Sayings


Pour out libations of coffee
on the mountain.
Hand the longer straw
to the loser.
Soften tall buildings
with mystical solvent
until they topple.
Put a painting in each hand,
then toss them into the dumpster.
Do you still believe in miracles
after hearing these dark sayings?
How can your heart not be sad?
Even the blackbird is numb.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
More Sunday’s Whirligig #148
   
More Poetry Pantry #390 at Poets United

Song

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Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


The song of a dove
settles onto the cushion
of an empty chair.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Poetry Pantry #385 at Poets United
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blue Monday: Bees

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Nine-year-old John painted bees on a table in the shade at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A bee that is blue
Is a sight to behold.
It’s brighter, I think,
Than a bee that is gold,
Or even a bee
That is purple or red—
Just, please, keep the bees
Far away from my bed!

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Animals”
 
 

Playing

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An artist’s rendering of a street scene after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The painting hangs in a church in Southern Arizona.
 


playing in the street
even after the earth shifts—
a boy in blue shoes

 

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Shift”

Autumn

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


an autumn morning—
the colors of earth and sky
painting the desert

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn’s Colors”