ik 197 for August 2015 wp

ik 197
(American renga)
the informal ‘club’

for conversation
or food – be ready to drink of
camaraderie

that group that infrequently
meets; called to say ‘dinner’s on’

it was ‘tonight’ and
they just wanted you to be
a part – to say ‘yes’

Inspired by: Choose the right moment to open your mouth.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American ranka
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His work had a ‘club’ that met monthly – through the years, the ‘plant’
dissolved, people moved, jobs changed, children grew up – but they
still do socially meet when they can with whomever is still around…

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ik 196 August 2015 wp

ik 196
(American renga)
laundered

different than just
washed – perhaps done with some love
sorting, pre-treat; clothes

perfumes and dyes not needed
washable fabric tumbles

snapped, hung on the line
or smoothed when when warm; away
neatly in the draws

Inspired by: Zen means doing ordinary things
willfully and cheerfully. ~ Reginald H. Blyth
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American renga
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7 line space 5/7/5

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ik 195 for August 2015 wp

ik 195
(American renga)
morning kiss

as the sun rises
later, let the new dawn mist
help to wake your face

…the paper waits at the end
of the driveway – purple sky

a lightweight jacket
hugs my shoulders – quiet air,
promise of new day

Inspired by: Embrace each change of the seasons.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American ranka
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7 line space 5/7/5

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ik 194 for August 2015 wp

ik 194
(American renga)
diversity

daily growth is change,
baby, student, worker bee,
boss? role reversals

egg, caterpillar, moth or
butterfly; insect or pest?

role reversals, boss!
that’s just the way it is folks
adaptation ‘reigns’

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boss?s=t
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/diversity?s=t

Inspired by: Accept the fact that as you change,
your relationships will change.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American ranka
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7 line space 5/7/5

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ik 193 for August 2015 wp

ik 193
(American renga)
advancement

lend both of your ears
even when there is distance
to those who bare age

agree kindly and allow
them to repeat their themselves

especially when
they begin to forget – they
will love you for it

Inspired by: Listen to old people.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American ranka
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7 line space 5/7/5

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ik 192 for August 2015 wp

ik 192
(American tanka)
harvester

windowsill farmer
can grow herbs, urban farmer
a few plants in pots

still my driveway garden grows;
cherry tomatoes bloom

Inspired by: Grow some of your own food.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American tanka
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ik 191 for August 2015 wp

ik 191
(American renga)
home chef?

in baking one needs
exact measures, after that
all else is fair game

too much pepper last night in
the sauce for the baked chicken

yet most of the time
my eye does just fine, with salt
and other spices

Inspired by: Rely less on recipes.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American renga
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7 line space 5/7/5

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