Life serves up disappointment when expectations of pleasure is its focus. Each moment is pregnant with joy but also pregnant with displeasure. Expect neither! Let each moment unveil itself with all its possibilities. Each moment is a complex mixture of what can be controlled by noticing, by being aware and the happenstance that occurs like an … More Possibilities [haibun]
On Caturday, I’ll sit in the sun feeling its warmth under closed lids I will half-nap so I can watch myself fall into a dream and feel the sensation of awakening I will pad down the stairs and lick a spoon of Nutella scooped right out of the jar Then I’ll curl up on an … More Caturday
Consider the beauty of autumn leaves in their last days before letting go Can we embrace such beauty of this non-attachment? We, too, can watch phenomena arise and pass away like hunger or fatigue, a storm or creative thought Investigate what arises then let go of the feelings then let go of even the thoughts … More Letting Go of Latching On
I Have… concerns Trump’s agenda, race inequality, growing hate, otherness and war – worries I Also Have… control to respect all, act with lovingkindness, connect in honest playfulness and smile We have been exploring different poetic forms in my writers group this month. One of the forms we’ve explored is the cinquain. This post is … More I Have… [two cinquains]
Tawny leaves rain down pirouetting as they fall in an autumn dance Image is an original watercolor painting by LuAnne Holder.
Disk of luminance autumn’s harvest moon delight Wisps of onyx clouds float across her large round face, fleeting veils lace through moonbeams Photo taken by David Holder in SE Michigan on 10/05/2017 Exceptional
I’m standing at a corner, waiting to cross the street, watching cars of all makes and shapes, some coming toward me, some going past, some turning corners, some changing lanes. I never consider stopping a driver to discuss where she is going. Yet, do I not do that with worried thoughts letting them pile up … More Street Corner Thoughts
It is on fire, the sky. We see it as we walk from under the trees, a flame surrounded by wisps of steel grey. Sunset falls into the lake, the reflection as vibrant as the sky above with an added dimension of gently rippling on the surface of water, another place for the blaze to … More Sunset Reflection
Each time a memory’s remembrance is recalled, affected by new memories, it’s changed This month in a writer’s group, we are working with different poetic forms. This week we are exploring the Cinquain. This poem is an example of this form. Graphic by Pixabay.
What if a culture promoted respect for all people where there were no “others” only sisters and brothers? Imagine that. What if a culture promoted a kindness where the norm was to pause before speaking one’s mind and listen to differing views? Imagine that. What if a culture promoted peace with active intent to move … More What If?