Ik 381 for June 2016 wp

Ik 381
patience; a virtue
( haibun)

Today’s gift from Old Mother Willow; several butterflies,
damselfly and assorted bugs. The bonus; a pair of
playful otter swimming across the creek and climbing
up the homemade wooden fence as seen through
a pair of binoculars – from where I sat barely breathing.

Otter delightful
swimming, climbing to and fro;
summer afternoon

©JP/dh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_river_otter

Inspired by: Learn to wait; once you can wait,
you can do almost anything.
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.

haibun; prose and haiku

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Ik 380 for June 2016 wp

Ik 380
giving thanks
(haibun)

Only a few steps to the window – in the
darkened house between deepest dusk
and some other wee hour. It is the height
of their season I think, I watch them blinking
on and off, from the ground to the very top
of the trees in this summer only about a
week old. ‘Bugs are brilliantly splendid.

brave firefly blink
after the thunderstorm in
the summer night

©JP/dh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly

Inspired by: Give thanks.
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.

haibun; prose and haiku

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

Ik 379 for June 2016 wp

Ik 379
The heron
( haibun)

Just a short journey; to the edge of the yard.
Folding chair, binoculars and camera too.
Angle the chair just so to see the north/south
flow of about two hundred paces of the creek.
To listen to the bird chatter and bug wing hum
In the protective shadow of old Mother willow.

silently gliding
in gracefully; the heron
settles on a rock

©JP/dh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron

Inspired by: Give yourself up to whatever the moment brings.
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.

haibun; prose and haiku

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

Ik 378 for June 2016 wp

Ik 378
damselflies
(renga)

the air ballet of
the ebony jewelwing
above the water

a lone male rest his body;
iridescent green shimmers

afternoon sun warms
and calms my rattled spirit;
lowers my heart rate

©JP/dh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebony_jewelwing

Inspired by: Compose a haiku in a restful place,
Preferably outside.
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.

American renga; two haiku 3,5,3 syllables
Above and below two lines of 7,7 syllables

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Ik 377 for June 2016 wp

Ik 377
what you do not see
(Collom Lunes sandwich an Elfje)

the horizon curves
the straight path; is not
a simple direction

I
Marvel at
How you twist
The truth that you
See.

I have to
back away from your sharp
edged wagging tongue

©JP/dh
You = a person I am having communication issues with

Inspired by: In order to see, listen; in order to hear, look.
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.

Jack Collum American Lune 3.5.3 words.
Elfje: 5 lines; words, 1.2.3.4.1

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Ik 376 for June 2016 wp

Ik 376
ever elusive?
(Collom Lunes sandwich an Elfje)

opinions need respect
agreement is optional; often one’s
silence is best

I
Can not
Make you see
How crazy you’re driving
Me

elegant words strung
cohesively dissolve like mist towards
your unwilling ears

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Express how you feel concisely and clearly.
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.

Jack Collum American Lune 3.5.3 words.
Elfje: 5 lines; words, 1.2.3.4.1

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

Ik 375 for June 2016 wp

Ik 375
recess?
(Collom Lune series & haiku)

there arrives moments
when the light in one’s
attic is bright

we can do,
be anything or just chill
without any explanations

our obligations fulfilled
we can jump, dance or
read a book
*
a cultivated
or wild rose awaits your time,
attention and nose

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Imagine that you have permission to be
happy and to really enjoy your life.
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.

Jack Collum American Lune 3.5.3 words.
haiku 3,5,3 syllables

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