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

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Ik 379 for June 2016 wp

Ik 379
The heron
( haibun)

Just a short journey; to the edge of the yard.
Folding chair, binoculars and camera too.
Angle the chair just so to see the north/south
flow of about two hundred paces of the creek.
To listen to the bird chatter and bug wing hum
In the protective shadow of old Mother willow.

silently gliding
in gracefully; the heron
settles on a rock

©JP/dh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron

Inspired by: Give yourself up to whatever the moment brings.
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

ik 257 for November 2015 wp

ik 257
(Collom Lune quad)
supplanting stress

willow branch or
olive branch – bear the urgency
to want peace

eye leaves sway
until falling, gracefully offer shade;
artistic twisty arms

olives in variety
or pressed for oils, tasty
food for souls

I want both
extending into the seasons…here
with me now

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Contemplate the way in which life
depends on variety.
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.

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

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 92 for April 2015 wp

ik 92
for April 2015

my willow welcomes –
anytime I am able;
a calming solace

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Inspired by: Pray under a cathedral of trees.
or paraphrased –
Contemplate under the canopy of trees.
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.

Additional Note: for being a book about karma there is quite a bit
of specific religious connotations peppered in.
I will attempt when able to keep the original but also neutralize
the suggestion to make ‘it’ more welcoming for everyone.

©JP/dh

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do ray me 1.4

do ray me 1.4

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/01/carpe-diem-640-first-sun-hatsuhi-and.html

do ray me

first sun
was a few days late
sleeping in

fog ruled
rain and hail code tapping
the skylight

still warm enough
the ducks are swimming
squirrels enjoy birdseed

black raven
visits the bare willow
and maples

we all wonder
where is that first sun
that golden aura

©JP/dh

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10.25 …the beginning…

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2014/10/carpe-diem-589-zentsu-ji-february-march.html

10.25 …the beginning…

swept in a pile
willow, chestnut, maple, oak
child sees fallen leaves

yet does not understand death;
the beginning of her life

she repeats ‘surprise’
in the joy of her playing
crushing, tossing; leaves

©JP/dh
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