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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
 
 
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Our Picnic

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Campground in Giant Sequoia National Monument, California.
 


Our picnic’s almost over, and night will soon be here;
We’ll crawl into our big blue tent and then just disappear!
Our picnic in the forest was lovelier than most,
But one thing marred its beauty: We’d no s’mores to toast!

 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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It is much too cold today

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A worker wields a hammer in this detail from a mural, Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona

 
 

It is much too cold today
to picnic with the ancestors.
Even the finches agree,
and they chase us away
from our customary spot
among the headstones.
We decide to visit
the little museum
by the bus station,
where two paintings,
balanced
carefully
side by side,
hang on one wall.
The first
depicts a carpenter
pounding nails
into a baby’s coffin,
while his scrawny apprentice
daubs paint on it.
In the second, a more
hopeful scene,
a brittle old man
smiles for the camera.
After all,
what does he have to lose?

 

Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Curve

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Swing set at dawn, Southern Arizona
 
 


yesterday’s laughter
echoing in the swing chains—
the curve of each note
 
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yesterday’s menu
still swirling round the playground—
Sunday school picnic

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Picnic

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It’s picnic time in Anthill Town,
Some go up, and some go down,
Sniffing for a summer treat,
Something good and something sweet.

 
Haiga, haiku, rhyming poem, and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”