(g) Finally, Spring? (3.20) wp

Observing 20
Finally, Spring?
(haibun-type with Elfje)

Six twenty-eight this morning was the official time;
however Spring may be delayed as Winter hangs
on to the petticoat of warm hopes, like a child clinging
securely to their mother not wanting to let go for
fear of being forgotten, not ready to move forward.

Winters’
Tight grip
Seeks attention as
Mother Nature moves towards
Spring

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… &
Longer Strands
= longer verse

Just Karma 131 (N8) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 131
Native Wisdom 8

As a result of that answered prayer, one would hope
that the road from birth to adult would be blessed.
And yet too many a child suffers from some form of
neglect, misdirection, favoritism, even ignorance.
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so often I have
asked you to listen to me;
my side, my story

yet you, also a
child of the same parents
think of me as lame

that is my take of
your devoted disregard –
when you think of me

©JP/dh (Free verse, haiku)

“It is strictly believed and understood by the Sioux that a child
is the greatest gift from Wakan Tanka, in response to many
devout prayers, sacrifices, and promises. Therefore the child
is considered “sent by Wakan Tanka,” through some element –
namely the element of human nature.”
Robert Higheagle (early 20th century) Teton Sioux

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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intention…: line 5 for July 2016 wp

tags: intention

“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.

chase the butterfly
soothe the hiding child within
yourself and smile wide

©JP/dh
2016

Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.”

Mary Anne Radmacher
https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/149829.Mary_Anne_Radmacher

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

ik 307 Joy 7 for January 2016 wp

ik 307 Joy 7
Joyfully Young
(at any age)

let
the children
you meet help
to find your lost
‘child’

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Be kind to the child in you.
From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.

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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.

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

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ik 236 for October 2015 wp

ik 236
Reverse Trinet, and Trinet pair
confidence

there were
those times
when I
did feel safe and at ease
which allowed me to see
that hope
can blossom
*
that hope
can blossom
allows growth to provide that same
comfort and safety for future generations
that I
only thought
of dreamily

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Remember who you knew you were when
you were a child.
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.

The Trinet: just 7 lines with word counts of 2,2,6,6,2,2,2 –

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

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ik 125 for June 2015 wp

ik 125
for June 2015

Tetractys and Collum Lune
When a Child Speaks, Really Listen

you
can do
this simple
objective now
be aware of the child within you

the child that has natural yearning,
for doing right;
wanting,
love
*
puddle jump joyfully
listen to the splash of
rain water jumping

Inspired by: When a child speaks, really listen
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.

Tetractys – it’s another of the short poetry forms; invented by Ray Stebbing it consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). The Tetractys can be written in more than one verse, but then must each line must be followed by an inverted syllable count (10,4,3,2,1 syllables).
American haiku: The Poetic ‘Lune’ : The form is 3/5/3 words. Jack Collom created this new form of haiku by chance…free from all constraints associated with haiku,…See more info from Wikipedia.

©JP/dh

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ik 115 for May 2015 wp

ik 115
for May 2015

haiku and Shadorma:
Garden with a Child

from winter bean seeds
that you must hand pollinate –
to a grander scale
*
let them know
where their food comes from
not just a
grocery
shelf in the supermarket
but from their own hand

*
Inspired by: Garden with a child.
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.

shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5),

©JP/dh

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