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Ruby Tuesday Too: Impersonator

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A painted stone impersonates a woman at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona. .
 
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Blue Monday: Stone

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A decorated stone delights visitors who happen to spot it at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


A little stone painted in blue
Can make me start grinning—it’s true!
It’s such a delight
To see something bright,
Especially if it’s bright blue!
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Stone

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A little painted stone greets visitors at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Ore

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A huge chunk of copper ore casts a shadow at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 
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Macro Monday 2: Remembrance

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Stone of remembrance atop a headstone, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 



 
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Eat Some Beef, Throw a Stone


 
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Eat some beef, throw a stone,
Carry hay, gnaw a bone;
Something good will soon appear—
Isn’t everything quite clear?
 
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Apricots are turning ripe,
Whiskey’s in the water pipe,
Running cold and fast and free—
Will you have a drink with me?
 
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Pipers piped and dancers danced,
Horses horsed and prancers pranced;
Sensors sensed that all was clear—
It was just that time of year.
 
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Archaic is the padlock,
Archaic is the key,
Archaic is the gate post,
Archaic just like me!
 
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Shoulders, fingers, knees and toes—
What’s that tattoo on your nose?
Why’s it there, for pity’s sake?
It looks like a rattlesnake!

 
Poems © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Love Stone

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma County, Arizona
  


A stone to remember a dear one who’s gone,
A stone that reminds me from dusk until dawn
That someone is guarding my steps from above—
The name of that someone is, quite simply, Love.

  
Photo and poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
 

Bittersweet

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Mourning dove, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


Deepening autumn—
the grey dove’s bittersweet song
settles on a stone.

 
Haiku © 2017 and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Mask

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Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico
 


Yellow butterfly,
you rest within the shadows
that mask a stone wall.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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The Dance

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Dandelion, Apache County, Arizona
 

Noon.
A stone by the road
sets the scene
for the dance.
Farther down the road
a man without elbows
plays a flute
with his feet,
panting out wild notes,
and the desert,
which has waited
since it was created,
begins to stir.
Could anything
be harder
than shrugging off the eons
to shimmy in the sun?

 

Poem © 2017 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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