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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Corn Rain

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A mural in Yuma, Arizona celebrates the gift of corn. One photo, two memes.
 
  

She cannot see the grain/Ripening on hill and plain;/She cannot feel the rain/Upon her hand.
  
From “Dream Land” by Christina Rossetti


What if I could see no grain
Ripening on hill and plain?
What if there would fall no rain
On my beans and corn?
 
Fear not, child, for it will rain
On the hills and on the plain.
Beans and pumpkins, corn and grain
Will then drink their fill.
 
See, the rains have come at last!
Days of dust and drought are past!
Soon enough you’ll break your fast,
Eating beans and corn.
 
Corn is raining from the sky!
Wipe away your tears, don’t cry!
Fill your baskets, pile them high
With this blessed feast!

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: ‘Mother Never Lies’

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Mother and Child greet the faithful at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Yuma, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Mother never lies and never, ever tells tall tales.
Truth alone flies from her tongue, truth alone prevails.
If she told a whopper, birds would plummet from the skies,
And seas would shrink to puddles, for Mother never lies.

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Museum

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Artifacts are housed in the Greenlee Historical Museum, Clifton, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

I hear no raindrops dripping
From the rooftop to the street;
Every sound’s been stifled by
Arizona’s searing heat!

 
  
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Why not go over and see the friendly skies at SkyWatch Friday?
 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Freebies

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Need a book to read? Put on your mask and head to the Little Free Library in Holbrook, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Rediscover the pleasure of reading,
While the pandemic-plague pounds at your door.
Grab a good book, dive in, and devour it—
Stories well-told can refresh and restore!

 
  
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Empty Church

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This church in Clifton, Arizona was empty on Easter Sunday, as were many others around the world. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Although the church stayed empty (the virus had its way),
Some sounds of joy still echoed—from where, no one could say.
Perhaps a novice angel was practicing her praise,
Or maybe oaks were rumbling that there’d be better days.
At any rate, the praise-notes keep going on and on—
Never-ending songs of joy long after Easter’s gone.

 
  
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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: 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.

 
 
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