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Thorns

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Ocotillo thorns, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Even the new moon
shrinks from the ocotillo
and its deadly thorns.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “New Moon”

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Geometry

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A shady spot at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Shadowy geometry can be so confusing!

  
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
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Blue Monday: Padlock

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Padlock on a storage shed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A padlock’s a marvelous thing
For keeping my treasure and bling
Away from a thief—
It’s such a relief
That I can do nothing but sing!

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Ditch

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Drainage ditch, Yuma, Arizona
 


Where can we ditch the shadows?

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Bees

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Nine-year-old John painted bees on a table in the shade at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A bee that is blue
Is a sight to behold.
It’s brighter, I think,
Than a bee that is gold,
Or even a bee
That is purple or red—
Just, please, keep the bees
Far away from my bed!

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Animals”
 
 

Confusing

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Shadow of a nearby palm tree, not the downspout, on a wall, Yuma, Arizona
 


Wait! That’s not the right shadow!

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Flight

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Mall in Yuma, Arizona
 


Someone saw a little dove
Taking flight to worlds above,
Rising frightened in her flight,
Rising in the day, not night.
 
Little dove, will you come down
From the palm where you have flown?
Or are you up there to stay
Through the night and through the day?

  
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Rising Above”

Respect

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


I have respect (the gardener says)
For beans and flowers and trees.
In wonder I kneel before living things—
I’ve nearly worn out my knees.
 
Even for weeds I have great respect.
(A weed’s a plant out of place).
You have to admire their tenacity—
They’re older than all our race.
 
But most of all, it’s stones I esteem;
They’re stalwart and brave and true,
Imparting their wisdom to those who care—
I’m one of those people, are you?

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Respect”

Scattered

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Broken dinnerware, littering the desert near Yuma, Arizona
 


Can these scattered shards be repaired?

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Garden Goddess

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Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Although her arms are broken
And her feet are crumbling fast,
The little garden goddess
Seems to last and last.
 
In every growing season,
Whether summer or in spring,
The little garden goddess
Doesn’t miss a thing.
 
She sees the roses blooming
And a hungry little bird;
She sees tomato hornworms,
Though her eyes are blurred.
 
She keeps watch every morning,
Every midday, every night—
The little garden goddess
Makes sure all’s just right.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher