(g) hc 14 LIGHT: a hope, a wish, a blessing (renga) (12.31)

“Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.”
Doug Coupland

LIGHT: a hope, a wish, a blessing
(renga)

rainbows from crystals
brighten the opposite sill;
a daily constant

the New Year will also have
sunshine – of that I am sure

along with all things
consistent will be friend; ‘change
hopefully with ‘peace

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

haikai challenge 14
Your kigo this week is New Year.

I chose the quote by Doug Coupland for the humor and that ‘change’ while a constant is also unpredictable.
Happy New Year everyone.

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(g) LIGHT: enchantment? (three renga ) (12.30)

LIGHT: enchantment?
(three renga )

light and fluffy flakes
started soft in the wee hours
to end by mid day

one inch predicted; turning
to many, for plows, shovels

preparing coffee
and cocoa my job this round –
nearing sniffles end
~
bright red Cardinal wings to
feed; two more wait in the pines

green needles frosted
hang heavy with bone white snow;
a northern winter

fairly close, secular year
and winter begin their waltz
~
at the very least
the northern daylight lengthens
waiting for spring’s jig

brave souls bundle up to clear
pathways; the plow’s been through once…

winds dance silently
knocking snow of branch and bush;
kettle whistle sings

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; Creeking… (Shadorma series) (12.29)

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.”
Hans Hofmann

LIGHT; Creeking…
(Shadorma series)

Frigid air
First created a
Light crust there
On the banks –
Of ice; thickening slowly
To then connect

A good sign –
the water is clean
Enough to
Freeze – though not
Thick enough for skates to glide
Still too very cold…

Overnight,
Almost dipping to
A single
Digit, a
Slow rise to fourteen at eight –
hours after dawn

©JP/dh

Note: we were supposed to get to 10 F (-12 C) last night. It is supposed
to warm up enough for some snow today. Looking forward to 32 F (zero C)!

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; Hidden Warmth? (Shadorma) (12.28)

“His high endeavors are an inward light
That makes the path before him always bright.”
William Wordsworth

LIGHT; Hidden Warmth?
(shadorma)

Deceiving
Outside the window
Brilliant light
Is the sun –
Not much stirs when its only
Seventeen degrees

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

Note: It may have gotten below 13 F or -10 C
At 9 am it only has gotten up to 17 F or -8 C
Also Note: I chose the Wordsworth quote because this time of year
we need to create or generate our own inner warmth to stay warm.
…And please remember to help those who are cold!
Our Library has a scarf/mitten tree, all offerings are donated to those
in need. I’ve put some scarves that I made there.

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(g) LIGHT: through fog (renga) (12.27)

“Your path is illuminated by the light Yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.”
J.L.W. Brooks

LIGHT: through fog
(renga)

light headed, germs grip
too many runny noses…
hard to avoid all

head pounding, a scratchy throat
common enough the symptoms

restless night, slept late
time for honey lemon tea
fruit, and chicken soup

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

Note: I chose this quote because sometimes when we are ill we think we will remain so…
But with proper care from simple distresses like the common cold, health should return quickly.
And it reminded me of the Thomas Fuller concept; “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”
The English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller appears to be the first person to commit
the notion that ‘the darkest hour is just before the dawn’ to print. His religious travelogue
A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650, contains this view: It is always
darkest just before the Day dawneth.

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(g) Twiglets/ Light; reflections (haibun) (12.26)

“Light itself is a great corrective. A thousand wrongs and abuses that are
grown in darkness disappear, like owls and bats, before the light of day.”
James A. Garfield

Light; reflections
(haibun)

I can only wonder if perfect silence actually exists? There are moments
when I stand still by the picture window and watch the birds at the feeder.
Just yesterday someone told me that when a Cardinal bird visits you
it could be a messenger of someone you love who has passed over.
Bringing you answers or just the gift of their presence. I always have these
birds and much more visiting my one feeder. Now after reading more
about some of the Native Peoples beliefs and traditions of our avian
friends I need some calm to allow the quietude of their messages to
sink into the perfect silence that is in the depths of my heart and soul.

silence perfected
those brief or lengthy pauses
for reflecting life

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light
Note: I chose the Garfield quote because it had ‘owls’ in it…
https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/twiglet-56/ perfect silence
http://animals.mom.me/meaning-red-cardinals-native-americans-9087.html
https://www.californiapsychics.com/blog/angels-guides/meaning-red-cardinal-sighting.html

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(g) hc13/ LIGHT; sharing is caring (tanka, haiku) (12.24)

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.”
Dwight L. Moody

LIGHT; sharing is caring
(tanka, haiku)

interfaith Christmas;
joy of sharing and learning
spiced with heritage

sauerkraut, bratwurst, turkey,
La Florentine almond treats

potato latkes, green
pepper and onion pizza,
homemade cannoli

fun traditions seamlessly
blend encompassing all light

family is key
filling the day with in-laws;
Interfaith Christmas

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

haikai challenge 13
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” So goes the time-honored classic. The solstice has passed, and we now approach the heart of the holiday season. Your kigo for the week is Christmas.

Note: The green pepper and onion pizza is a family ‘joke’ not so much from heritage – but is continued in honoring the memory of a loved one.

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