River Stones

 
Watery moon
Low-slung on horizon
River stone pillows

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River Stones

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Cee’s Odd Ball – 19

Odd Ball - 19Mobile — not the Ice Cream!
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Week 34

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Sunday Trees – 153

 Sunday Trees - 153

 

 

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Mindful Tea Moment


“See the beauty in those little things – through haiku, that short moment, that eye blink, we make Art.” ~~ Chèvrefeuille


Curls of steam and leaves
Company of potter’s chi
Mug in hand




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Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #10

Tea

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Refraction – WP Weekly Photo



weekly photo challenge 61 - refraction 1

Eleven Tears Memorial Reflecting Pool
New York City


Eleven Tears is an elegant tribute to the 11 American Express employees who died on September 11, 2001.  The foundation of the memorial, designed by artist Ken Smith, is an 11-sided black granite reflecting pool.  A 600-pound, tear-shaped Brazilian quartz, carved with 11 sides, is suspended at the center of the memorial. The quartz hangs from 11 thin cables over the center of a black, granite pool with 11 sides. Each employee’s name is etched into the granite, along with five words or phrases that describe the person.  Drops of water gently fall like tears over those inscriptions.  Nearby is a panel that gives further biographical details on each person.


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“Refraction”


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The Milky Way

 
Raven haired maiden
Basks in Milky Way starlight
Moon flower opens





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Prompt:
The Milky Way
(Amanogawa)

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Fingertips – Tan Renga

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge #54:    write a Tan Renga.

Tan Renga is a two stanza poem with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables (5-7-5-7-7).  Unlike a Tanka written by one poet, Tan Renga is written by two.  Poet One writes the  5-7-5 and Poet Two completes 7-7.

fingertips
stroking scales of pine cone
– forest memories

[ ... ] your stanza ??????

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Fingertips

fingertips
stroking scales of pine cone
– forest memories
needles entwined in their hair
lovers laugh in elation

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Prompt # 54:
fingertips
stroking scales of pine cone
– forest memories

[ ... ] your stanza ??????

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Vibrant Colors – Cee’s Fun Foto


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Cee’s Fun Foto:
Vibrant Colors



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Shadows/Reflections – Cee’s B&W

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Original – Above
Posterized – Below



Cee’s B&W Challenge:
Shadows and Reflections



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Sunrise Lavender – CD Special

Carpe Diem Special Challenge:  
Compose an all new haiku in the same spirit as Shiba Sonome’s “an oak deep in the woods”

yo ni hito no shiranu hana ari miyama shii
some blossoms there are
that nobody sees—
an oak deep in the woods

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Sunrise lavender
Caresses woodland blossoms
Concealed web glistens

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Carpe Diem Special #112

Shiba Sonome “An Oak Deep in the Wood”
some blossoms there are
that nobody sees—
an oak deep in the woods

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Cee’s Which Way – 16

 
Which Way 2014 - #16

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

#16 for 2014

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Nurturing Thurs – Thieves

10-16-14
If you are held hostage ~~ free yourself!
Kick out the thieves!

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Send them packing!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Pocket Perspectives

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

 

 

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