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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Naked Tree

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A tree stripped of its leaves, but accented by shadows, stands at the edge of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
 
 
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A Firm Foundation

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Not much remains of an old stone house near the shores of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
 
 

Around the stone foundation, weeds and grasses grow.
Somewhere in the distance, I hear a mocking crow:
“You thought your house would stand here for all eternity,
But it has turned to rubble, as you can clearly see.”
 
I turn from the foundation in sorrow and in grief;
The crow and its bleak message have brought me no relief.
I seek a weeping willow, and there I make my bed,
And let the willow’s tresses cool my fevered head.
 
Revived, refreshed, and ready, I plan another house
A place to welcome strangers, and even the stray mouse.
Upon a firm foundation, I’ll build my house anew;
It will be a resting place for pilgrims just like you;
 
A place where song and laughter bind humans each to each,
In bonds that can’t be broken by hurtful, hate-filled speech.
And when the journey’s over, and day has turned to night,
My house on its foundation will still be shining bright.

 

Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Red Roses

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Roses bloom outside the gift shop at Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  


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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Selfie

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A tourist takes a selfie in front of the courthouse In Prescott, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  


 
  
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Painted Shadows

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Let’s enjoy some painted shadows found in the Prescott, Arizona, Public Library.
 
 
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Moment

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A tree with no leaves stands at the edge of Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
 


At any moment
a dove may settle to rest
in the leafless tree.

 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Red Letters

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Look closely, and you’ll see red letters on a book spine in this detail from a mural at Prescott, Arizona Public Library.
 
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Afternoon

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Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
 


languid afternoon—
the holiness of water
mixed with blackbird’s song

 
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Dread

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A ruined stone wall overlooks Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
  


Rattler whom I dread,
will you strike me as I walk
among the ruins?

  
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Blue Monday: Hammer

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


The hammer comes down with a crash!
Watch out, worker, and do not smash
Your fingers or toes,
For everyone knows
You can’t buy replacements with cash.
 
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