ik 201 for September 2015 wp

ik 201
(dodoitsu, haibun)
on your mark, get set, go

right. write, use and learn new words
explore where language comes from
around the world and the depth
of your single soul

laugh because you can,
enjoy present moments and
remember to write

Inspired by: Take delight in the richness of language.
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.

“Dodoitsu is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre.”
A haibun can have single or multiple haiku throughout or at the end of a poem.
haiku = syllable count 7-5-7

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

















24 thoughts on “ik 201 for September 2015 wp

    • I have some cards from my grandmother… and a favorite Aunt. And some of my children’s writing from when they were small… and some of Son of Son…too. Little Miss…jut too little yet. 🙂

    • Ah I just read your post about not writing in your space. I remember the first time was without a computer due to a virus… thought I’d lost my voice. And arms. 😉

      Amazing how dependent we become on our comforts.

        • Kinda feel a tad beside myself… I just sorta kicked my hubby out so I could have some quiet… WP has some new quirk where we aren’t getting our notifications in our e-mail. And another different site kept adding line spaces in a post that I didn’t want… time to step away from the computer. 🙂

            • Might just be the change of seasons – nose wise. But the WP issue isn’t fixed at all. I have three blogs that I am currently using. First I wasn’t getting any notices in my email, then just for one site. Yesterday I had two sites – didn’t notice the third but today I only have email for one and it is different than the first so I am still not getting all of my email notices from WP – that is their issue as nothing else is wrong with my computer. And yes it is totally frustrating. At this happened once before (perhaps slightly differently) and there isn’t anyway to get the older notices back into your email. But thankfully one is still getting the notices in the side bar on the sites.)

                • 🙂 I shouldn’t have to ‘fart’ with plug-ins to make their system work. ‘They’ should just fix the problem that ‘they’ created. If they can alternate which mail does come through they should be able to make all the mail come through.

                  • Is it a plug-in problem then? I really can’t imagine why they should be having problems sending through e-mails for heaven’s sake … does it have something to do with not allowing cookies?

                    • I don’t know for sure – I can’t find the forum that was on the subject two days ago (when I wrote this piece). ‘They’ like to close forums where the topic does not suit ‘them’ in some way. I was reading some closed forums on a similar issue that happened three years ago (or more). Since I didn’t have the problem before I believe it is on their end. Yesterday I did end up getting notice for two blogs. But being a holiday with less traffic it is hard to tell if they are all working now. Goes to the ‘if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it’ issue. So I doubt it has anything to do with how much or little cookies one chooses to have. Thank goodness the spam collection still works. The last bit say half dozen that have been caught have all been ‘P–n’ and that rhymes with ‘corn’. You’d think ‘They’ would also look at where the return addresses go and shut it down before it even reaches spam.

                    • Sounds like an all around bummer … I’ve never had this sort of problem (knock on wood) so I was wondering what could have happened … I mean isn’t it like a robot or something that just routes the mail … it’s seem that the P_n never gets shut down … they usually stay out of reach i guess and sometimes the addresses are some phished guys address anyway. A big problem.

                    • I wonder if it is just a problem in the states. If they have been hacked? Today I had a notification from my fiction blog that did go to my mail. But I had a notice to my short verse site that didn’t. It is a pain because as I have discovered with other issues the ‘help’ is really only offered to paying members. The open forums are run by other members and I’m not sure if it is the one who started it or WP that shuts down a particular thread they don’t like or don’t have answers for. I am not using any plug-ins.

                    • From what I’ve seen … the help doesn’t come through for the paying members either. I’ve got friends who do pay and have had problems and sometimes they just get ignored … basically I think they just aren’t very organized and they fiddle around to much with the format which causes glitches.

  1. to explore and delve into the mystery and history of language can lead a world-wearied writer on a new adventure, without leaving the comforts of the writing space, and may just lead to some new found inspiration! 🙂


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