Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Caterpillars



future mission
fluttering wings
transformation


opiate hazy 
no growth no change 
no wings


linked to carpe diem; Caterpillar

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shimmer


sparkle of ocean
  silent blanket of sunlight
 island floats away


linked to haiku heights; Shimmer
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Local historic library, where I, appropriately enough, attend a Mystery Book group....

linked to scenic sunday

Friday, February 22, 2013

Beached




linked to orange u glad

Walls


my castle fell
a breached bridge once solid
opened my heart

[I finally figured out my linking issue - if you saw any of those weird characters posted rather than regular text, that was my attempt at a fix. A friend showed me what I was doing it wrong]

linked to carpe diem; Castle

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Courage



a young girl 
 brave soul in the marketplace
choosing books 


"speak your mind, even if your voice shakes"




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013


polar bears ride bergs 
ice sheet melts diminishing
no home for hunters

linked to carpe diem;  Iceberg

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Morning Glory


arbor cascade 
glory of my morning
 indigo gift of spring 


linked to carpe diem; Morning Glory

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Avarice (A-vir-us)


usury in temples
upset teachings of a god
not made of money
---------
very deadly sin
virus killing from within
wearing specious grin


linked to carpe diem; Greed

Critical


a life in crisis
waiting for her redemption
she prays with her soul
--------
a world in crisis
not working toward solution
a fearsome future


linked to haiku sensational; Crisis

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vain



confident fellow
suited for strutting about
his eyes on you

linked to carpe diem; Vanity

Monday, February 11, 2013

Power to the People



towering spinners
pinwheels of power
overlook my city

These 3 windmills are recent additions to our city skyline, although, not all residents here appreciate these beautiful and practical sculptures. They are the tallest in New England! And yes, I know they are wind-turbines and not actual wind-mills. They create electricity, but don't grind much grain! Not so lovely and quaint as those of Holland, but elegant nonetheless.  

linked to carpe diem; Windmill

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mortality



beckoning 
clouds of extreme beauty
quick death

linked to carpe diem;  Sakura

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Portuguese Fado


genre of destitute
mournful tunes attest to fate
sad resignation 

linked to carpe diem; Fado

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It Takes Two


stylized steps
passionate strides lusty dips
rhythm from the poor 


linked to carpe diem; Tango

Monday, February 4, 2013

Joyful Moment


lone quiet joy 
time stands still
soft cloud descends

I think as one 'matures', joyful times are not fireworks and huzzahs....Joy is often enjoyed in solitude and accompanied by a feeling of peace....

linked to carpe diem; Joyful

Old Cemetery

                                             (pls. enlarge)

who comes to visit
old memorials 
to learn about the past

linked to 2shoestues; Old

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Awakened



beneath bodhi tree
knowing much of suffering
release lies within

linked to carpe diem; Buddha

Power to the People



Unlike many locals, I love these new wind turbines...They are not only elegant and smart, but they are the tallest in New England..

linked to sundays in my city

charismatic


con-man charisma
ultimate deception
take a big bite

linked to OSI; Charisma

Friday, February 1, 2013

White Magic


magic staff held tight
wizard contemplates white spell
prepare for blessings


linked to carpe diem;  Staff

Distant City



linked to scenic weekend
    and   nfwaters

Even Geniuses


contemplative pose
genius strives to understand
why is life so hard

linked to haiku friday

Groovy


scent of patchouli
incense burning wafts brown smoke
heart of an artist

[After listening to hours of '60's tunes, I had a flashback to those 'coming of age' days...]

linked to haiku my heart

Tired Tires


A decidedly ugly a car.....why call attention to it with those tires?!

linked to orange u glad