ik 358 for February 2016 wp

ik 358
Dyed Cotton

a
favorite
man size
overshirt I wear is
oxblood

oxblood
deeply comforting, dispelling chill
keeps me warm
when it’s
cold

©JP/dh

The first use of the term oxblood as a color name in the English language dates back
to 1695–1705. …The ox blood was used as a pigment to dye fabric, leather and paint.
…commonly described as a dark red with purple and brown undertones….It is sometimes
called “cordovan” although this term more properly refers to a particular type of horse leather.
The first recorded use of cordovan as a color name in English was in 1925.

Inspired by: Wear a warm afghan instead of turning up the heat.
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.

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