(g) Here’s Looking at You Kid? wp

Just Karma 240 Elfje series
Here’s Looking at You Kid?

Mink
Or otter?
Round snout or
Pointed? – brown or black
Animal?

Large
Or smaller –
The otter is
Bigger, the minx is
Smaller

Both
Of the
Same family – wasn’t
A polecat though, I’m
Sure.

I
Conclude the
Aquatic artisan was
Indeed a furry little
Mink

©JP/dh

http://www.hikingnature.com/mink/northern-river-otter-vs-american-mink/

“Here’s looking at you, kid” was improvised by Humphrey Bogart in the Parisian scenes and worked so well that it was used later on again in the film (Casablanca).

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

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

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

Morning Sancutary: A trio of Sedoka

a trio of Sedoka:
Morning Sanctuary

expected rain – fills
the slowly drying gully
just yesterday looking sad
as some higher spots
were filled with debris and rocks
exposing parts of its bed

throughout the night – drops
increased the flow, so again
the little minnows can reach
the widening creek
that is home to bigger fish,
muskrat, otter, and turtles

my quiet footsteps
alert the frogs who quickly
hop out of sight – along with
startled birds who fly
just far enough away, wait
for the return of their space…

©JP/davh