The Path: Certainty / Uncertainty #devotion

The path is long fraught with stumbles and turns bruises and bumps but from each step we learn The way is unclear the gravel beneath cuts and convicts throwing us on our knees The trail always upward I wipe my brow knowing there’s a finish I know the way for now   Do you take […]

Carry On #ancestors #haiku

tama-dana ni kanarazu kaze no fuku to iu   on the ancestors’ altar without fail a lucky wind blows  © Issa Light flickers My father’s hands my son’s memory’s smile * tears cover the trail father steps into shadow son clears the path   The Carpe Diem prompt is Ancestors. Without our ancestors who / what […]

The Path I Follow #devotion #Paris #poetry

Along the pathway that was tread yesterday there are few indications that you were here all that is left is a reminder and that too will fade pose the question: “Does the path I take matter? Is it more important that I blazed a trail for another or that the trail is scarred by my passing?” […]

Caught in the Storm #haiku #photography #poem

end of the day’s walk thunder warns of storm’s promise no short-cut *** The prompt for Chevrefeuillle’s Carpe Diem is Short- Cut inspired by this haiku by Buson: chikamichi ya mizu fumi wataru satsukiame on the shortcut path, stepping through water to cross the meadow in the summer rains. I wrote another poetic offering for the […]

Outline of the Sky #haiku #photography #nature

meigetsu ya ittemo ittemo yoso no sora autumn’s bright moon, however far I walked, still afar off in an unknown sky © Chiyo-Ni a well known haiku poetess from the 18th century.     face the path alone destination beyond  reach wolf knows the way * silent embrace dawn’s mountain top caress warmth rises Today’s […]

Horizon #haiku #poetry #photography

Flutter in the breeze reaching for impossible dreams Life’s Horizon **** sea taunts “catch me if you can” gulls laugh *** walking forward hazy mist draws attention wooded path ***** The prompt at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is “Horizon.” There are so many aspects to that word. When you think of horizon what are your thoughts? We […]

The Door to the Garden #atozchallenge #poetry #art

entrance to another world crack it open songs stream through the opening throw it wide sunlight treasure dusts your path go through the door look upon adventure don’t look back behind you is gone your past is a closed book keep walking surprise in the garden  you are never alone love grows here  its fresh scent opens your […]

Fresh #poetry #photography

Fresh  fallen the night before crisp  footprints on distant shore crystalline capturing  fallen light colorful red rose smiling bright holding hands clasped this day speechless love needed nothing to say vowed spoken to the skies renewed snowflakes in our eyes free petals fall in the breeze laughter whispers spoken to the trees fallen strong stood […]

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