What brings joy to my cat’s heart I wonder? A loose hair tie on the floor to play with? Or an unexpected tuna treat? What about the squirrels outside? A playmate to chase in circles up a tree? A cozy nest to share up high? What about the random deer who saunters through the yard? … More Twice Blessed [haibun]
autumn leaves fallen half-moon plays in wind-swept clouds changes fill the air Photo by Pawel Czerwinski courtesy of Unsplash
Daily journaling is the marginalia of my life’s story Image from Reading with a Pencil by Austin Kleon, an interesting take on marginalia. A poem by Billy Collins you might enjoy is titled Marginalia. Additionally, you might want to check out The Marginalian an eclectic collection of essays on works of literary and visual arts.
red squirrel pauses from nut hunt, sits on hind legs front paws held in prayer Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
cool August morning prelude to hot afternoon ephemeral breeze Graphic is an original watercolor painting.
night sky pricked with stars likelihood that I will see waning crescent moon ~ appear in the celestial dome ~ night sky greyed with clouds likelihood that I will feel cooling summer night Photo by Benjamin Voros courtesy of Unsplash
brakes squeal, engine roarsrhythm arises and fallsas does everything So grateful for these essential workers. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay.
crescent of sunshinepeeled reveals soft, pale sweetnesssavored with delight Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Half-moon visiblewaning high in dawning sky This morning she hidesbehind a grey cloud blanketbut I know she is still there Photo from my personal collection
My husband, David, is the guest contributor for today’s post.The following is a series of his first haikus written duringa playful evening. I am haiku-ingseven strange syllable rulesto meet each other I am haiku-ingseventeen syllable rulesmerging to create * I am haiku-ingfive plus seven plus five ruleforming my haiku I am haiku-ingself-referential poemspeaking to itself … More Haiku-ing