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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 BADGE

 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Pandemic Art

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Brightly painted stones can be found at the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona. One photo, two memes.
 
  

Perhaps these stones were painted by someone who foresaw
The plague that’s pounced upon us with sharpened tooth and claw.
Perhaps graffiti artists will take a hint or two
Before they spray pandemic art, messing up the view!

 
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BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
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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 BADGE

 
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Speaking

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Every stone marking the path of this Phoenix, Arizona labyrinth has a story to tell. Pilgrim, are you istening?
 


The stones are speaking.
What strange stories do they tell?
Hush, child, listen well.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Bridge

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A little bridge leads visitors into the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


A small wooden bridge—
I cross into a garden
where deep secrets grow.

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Question


Last day of winter—
a question asked and answered
lingers on my tongue.

 
Haiku © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
  
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Long Before Daybreak

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A great horned owl perches in a tree in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


Long before daybreak
an owl in my backyard oak
tells me its secrets.

 
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Plague


I have a contagious disease;
It’s bringing me down to my knees.
I’ll probably die;
It’s no secret why:
I’ve caught the plague from my dog’s fleas.

 
 
Limerick © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Strange Fruit


“Imagine an orange that’s red—
The outside, not inside,” he said.
“No doubt you’d look twice,
Then gulp rum with ice
To drive the weird sight from your head.”

 
 
Limerick © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tribute

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Detail from a painting in a Northern California art store: sunflowers in a vase.
 
 

our fitting tribute
to summer’s fecund goddess:
dazzling sunflowers

 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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