(g) Stella’s Spring Pass… (3.15)

Observing 15
Stella’s Spring Pass…
(haibun)

We ‘lucked out’ as it were only getting a bit more than a third of what was
predicted in snow. But the wintery mix of ice made up in grief for the loss in
total amount. And then of course we all in our little suburban slice of live
pulled together to help each other.

The larger snow blowers that could handle the ice…their drivers just kept
going…clearing walkways and driveways of elderly and housebound. And
some folk with more muscle; They too with shoveled extra.

I felt like I’d walked more miles yesterday than all the week before just going
walking back and forth on my drive trying to figure out where to put the shovels
and bricks of ice-mix-snow chunks I’d carved out. I did pace myself. I was out
four or five different times since six-thirty am. So my travels took me to an early
evening; retiring at six pm.

This morning we have some delays – and the city is still in a bit of a fix and has most
things are still shut down – since the streets are nigh impossible to pass, they’ve
got to haul out the snow in trucks (I think…that’s what they did last time anyway).

just a little stiff
from hopefully the last ‘snow’
of this odd winter

©JP/dh

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ik 324 Joy 24 for January 2016 wp

ik 324 Joy 24
Joy in Helping Hands

When helping neighbors
dig out from the blizzard –
(known as Jonas ‘16)
take all the time needed
to work together to clear
the path

(Over twenty four inches in twenty four hours
this will be a slow melt…
Possibility for more on Thursday.)

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Walk slowly.
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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Just Karma 41 for November 2015 wp

Just Karma 41
(Collom Lune)
The City of Lights

Find something kind
To offer those in need
Of helping hands

Many questions go
Unanswered of how a few
Can devastate many

Help the fallen;
Offer hope to those needing
To know goodness

©JP/dh

Jack Collom Lune: The form is 3/5/3 words.

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Quickly; twelve: Measurable Success

Quickly; twelve: Measurable Success
(Mid Month Switch Up/ New Routines)
Quickly August Warm Up Words:
http://imprompt.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/quickly-warm-up/
twelve= Jake counted, twelve, thirteen – Oh, that was a bakers’ dozen was it?

Measurable Success

Helping out at the bakery that his aunt and uncle owned
in the small beach town for the summer was
something that all the Millers’ children got to do.

Jake had the added challenge of being differently able.
What he lacked in capability was more than made up
for by his unfailing heartwarming smile and humor.

Folks didn’t mind waiting an extra minute while
Jacke counted, twelve, thirteen – Oh, that was a
bakers’ dozen was it? Yes it was!

Auntie had taught him to count the cookies, –
She had made him a special chart with two hands
and a happy face – kind of a laminated placemat…

Jake carefully placed one cookie on each finger of
the two large hands and then one over each eye,
and one for the mouth that made thirteen.

And the joy he displayed with each success made
the customers happy too – After all Jake’s Uncle
made the best cookies, even Jake knew that!

©JP/davh