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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
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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”


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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”


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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”