SLOW MOTION WINGS

HAIBUN

This summer the carpenter bees have outshone the ants around our property.  I can count on these gorgeous Monarch butterflies to bring me morning joy.  Very soon they will migrate southward.

HAIKU

They fight for attention

Ant colony, busy bees

One flies off my windshield

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A WELCOME HOME

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.”

–Vincent van Gogh

HAIBUN

This reddish aqua rendition of Vincent’s famous sunflowers always greeted my homecomings as I would settle in the guest room and enjoy fabulous visits with my Maman in Miami.

HAIKU

Room of sunflowers

Painted on a wet canvas

September in sight

Painting by Vincent van Gogh

AN IRRESISTIBLE ART

“Have a “Haiku moment” when your mind stops and your heart moves.”

–Margaret D. McGee

HAIBUN

Writing Haiku begins a sacred form of worship.  You capture a place in nature and reveal the honor of everyday living.

HAIKU

The world speaks itself

Constant convergence of change

My life is sacred

How I love being moved by Haiku.

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SAND ART

“Creating a mandala can bring healing during moments of intense personal growth.”

–Carl Jung

HAIBUN

A mandala is a diagram of geometric design likely showing the cosmos.  Eastern religions create mandalas as a sacred place of worship.  Christian mandalas depict the cross, stained glass and the rosary.

Carl Young introduced the mandala to the West to explore the unconscious mind when he stated:

“I sketch every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing.  Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is — the self, wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”

HAIKU

Only at low tide

Colored sand forms a design

And washed at high tide

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