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Macro Monday 2: Trail Sign

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Riding and hiking trail sign, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Shabby Sign

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A shabby but still legible sign in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


The sign may be shabby and battered,
It’s edges may even be tattered.
Yet one thing is clear:
Old Yuma’s still here—
A message that always has mattered.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: ‘Oitering’

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A warning sign is missing a letter, Hawthorne, Nevada.
 
Photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
 
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Sunlight


The sunlight
now flooding the valley
after three weeks
of steady rain with no slits in the
clouds, no patches of light,
must be a sign.
 
With one hand
I grab my guitar,
with the other
I begin scribbling a tale
about the distant waterfall.
fed by the recent rains,
that keeps thundering into an abyss.
 
I could have drifted
into darkness,
been swallowed by deep waters,
if sunlight had not
come to the valley again.
 
This is my tale,
this is my song.
Sing with me.

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #162
   
More Poetry Pantry #404 at Poets United

Ruby Tuesday Too: Ice Cream

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Ice cream shop sign, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 
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I will be overseas until the 10th. Please enjoy visiting others!
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Art Studio

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Art studio sign, Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 
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Blue Monday: Cacophony

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Weathered letters on a truck in Arizona
  


Six dozen cattle are lowing,
The hives are buzzing with bees,
The neighbor’s rooster is crowing—
I need some quietness, please!

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

Blue Monday: Open by Chance

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Sign outside a shop that sells an assortment of old things (often called antiques) in Ajo, Arizona
  


“Open by chance,” the blue signboard says,
Maybe at seven or nine.
Or maybe not till the sun goes down—
Whenever, that’ll be fine.
  
You never know what you’ll find at Ray’s—
It might be trash or treasure;
So come to Ray’s as much as you can,
Then some more for good measure.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Looking

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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


looking for a sign
amid the tangled branches—
any one will do

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Sign”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Shrine

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Shrine to La Virgen de Guadalupe (chicken wire to prevent birds from nesting), Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


A little blue shrine
Is guarding the grave;
It stands as a sign
Of hope that all crave.

 
 
Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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