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Blue Monday: Winter Afternoon

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A few clouds and lots of blue sky make a perfect winter afternoon in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Despite a few clouds, the sky shines bright blue.
It’s perfect for all: for me and for you.
Even in winter when walking this land,
Our faces and fingers seem to get tanned.

 
 
Rhyming poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Lighting the Sky

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The sky lights up over Wellton, Arizona on a December morning.
 
 

Long ago and far away there shone a brilliant light.
Even now the wise among us tremble at the sight.
The reason for their quaking is plain as plain can be:
In an unsuspecting face they glimpse eternity.

 
 
Rhyming poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
Merry Christmas, everyone!
 
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Three Poems for the Old Year


Eat some beef and throw a stone,
Carry hay and gnaw a bone;
Something good will soon appear—
This year’s almost up, my dear!
 
 
Pipers pipe and dancers dance,
Horses horse and prancers prance;
Sensors sense that all is clear
For the ending of the year.
 
 
Wrapped in paper pears turn ripe;
Whiskey’s in the water pipe,
Running cold and fast and free—
Will you toast the year with me?

 
Poems © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Year’s End”

Blue Monday: Playing the Blues

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A trumpeter plays the blues, resting his music on a blue music stand at an outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

Play me some blues, man, play them with soul,
Play on your trumpet, making me whole.
Fill in the blank spots with your sweet art,
Play me some blues, man, play from your heart.

 
 
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BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Patch of Blue

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An old horse-drawn wagon slowly returns to dust at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

Beyond the broken wagon, we see a patch of blue,
And head in that direction without a trace of rue.
We know that we will find there a quiet, peaceful place,
And so we journey onward toward that azure space.

 
 
Rhyming poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Veteran’s Grave

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A veteran’s grave at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona has been decorated with colorful stones.
 
 

Some stones painted red
To honor the dead,
And some painted blue
(The desert sky’s hue)
Will serve to remind
All those left behind
That love’s never lost,
No matter the cost.

 
 
Rhyming poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Distant Mountain

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 
 

From a distant mountain, surrounded by blue sky,
I hear a raven calling, and I wonder why.
Perhaps he has a message that I need to hear,
Or maybe it’s just nonsense—who will make it clear?

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Blurred Image

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Photobucket is holding all my images hostage, including this one of old fruit crates in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Photobucket blurs the image,
Adds their watermark as well.
Do they think I’ll pay a ransom?
All I’m going to do is yell!

 
 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Rainbow

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A rainbow brightens part of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
 

Even a rainbow brighter than bright
Can never begin to outshine the night;
But hang it high in a desert place
And watch the barrenness glow with grace!

 
 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Northern Arizona Autumn

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Lockett Meadow Campground, Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
 

Over the mountain a patch of blue sky
Catches my wandering vagabond eye.
I look past the golden, shimmering trees,
And dream of sailing on distant blue seas.

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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