Sunday Trees – 127


Sunday Trees - 127

 

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Fishing


Fishing


Brimming nets
Glistening in sunlight
Full of fish



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Prompt:
Fishing

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Blessed Easter


Easter 2014 Greeting


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Good Friday – Tan Renga

 

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge #31:    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.

in the backyard
the rainbow in the birdbath breaks -
a sipping magpie

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

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in the backyard
the rainbow in the birdbath breaks -
a sipping magpie
three o’clock on Good Friday
darkened skies remember Him

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Other entries for Tan Renga Challenge

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Prompt # 31:
in the backyard
the rainbow in the birdbath breaks -
a sipping magpie

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

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On Top – WP Weekly Photo



Weekly Photo Challenge 41 - On Top 2Raindrops “on top” of Amaryllis bud



WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“On Top”


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Balloons


Young child’s eyes sparkle
Fistful of balloons set free
Daydreams on string


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Prompt:
Balloons

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Cee’s Which Way – #8

 

Which Way 2014 - #8a New York City



Cee’s Which Way Challenge

#8 for 2014

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Peach – One Word Photo

One Word - 5 - Salmon

Martha’s Vineyard Painted Ladies

“Peach”

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In a Moment – Nurturing Thurs

 

Someone shared this with me during the week –

 

Can you see where it could be
considered an “Ah Hah” moment?

Although, not a follower of TD Jakes – I thought this is an amazing, nurturing and releasing message …  too good not to share with you.  I trust it will be a blessing to someone.

Are YOU stuck in a moment
because of something
said to you …
in a moment …
years and years ago?

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Lady K’s Lounge
Pocket Perspectives
Inside the Mind of Isadora

Jacqueline King
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Meg Evans

 

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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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Springs


Springs flowing
Dragonflies darting
Tadpoles jump



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Prompt:
Springs

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Chloe – Michelle’s Weekly Pet

32nd edition

Michelle's weekly 32 - ChloeChloe
10 years old



Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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Bamboo Flute


Kristjaan Panneman, host of Carpe Diem, challenges us with the third Carpe Diem Special of this month titled “One note of the Shakuhachi”.  This month the featured haiku-poet is Soen Nakagawa.  Nakagawa was Taiwanese-born Japanese rōshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. … “The goal of this special is to write a new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given of the featured haiku-poet.

Soen Nakagawa’s Inspiration

One note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

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Through bamboo flute
Haunting melody drifts
Koi sway in silence

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Carpe Diem Special #87

Soen Nakagawa’s
“One note of the Shakuhachi”


One note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

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