Cherry Blossom Smile #haiku #photography

a touch of cherry

Now that they end
There is no flower that can compare
With cherry blossoms

© Iio Sogi

Reaching toward spring

touching peaceful waters

cherry blossom smiles

blossom

The Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt for today is the beautiful work (above) by Sogi.

No End to the Moon Dance #haiku #moon

craig-w-clough-rock-island-illinois-full-moon-reflecting-on-water

 

kono tsuki o imachi nemachi to yubi o ori

should this moon be waited for by sitting or lying down …? I calculate with my fingers

– Sujyu Takano (1)

by moonlit waters

memories caress the shore

blue moon dance

*

casting a pebble

blue waters ripple outward

smile reflection

 

Prompt at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem:  Moon in the Haiku Tradition ( yes a favorite subject).

Art Craig Cloug Moon Art

Love Never Ends #poetry #photography #4u

heart in ivy

What if this day

was my end

would you see my smile

in the skies?

would you hear my laughter

rustling through the trees

would you see my fingers

rustling summer’s breeze?

Were this to be

my last  and final day

would you always know

that you made my spirit  glow?

would you hear songs that I sang

just around the bend

my love’s  forever chorus

you can on this depend

look for it in the spring

grasp for  it in the stars

and never doubt my love

its  always deepening

photo-challenge-threshold #photography #dpchallenge #haiku

strong portal

stands between you and I

entrance grants a smile

This week’s WordPress Photochallenge is Threshold. I had fun looking for interesting thresholds.

Some cool ideas about Thresholds:

  1. Your wave is waiting… | Always was a rebel…
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | ILEANA PARTENIE
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Life&Ink
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind
  5. weekly photo challenge thershold | photo roberts blog
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Alice through the Macro Lens
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold … Cloud with a Rainbow Lining | Like a circle in a spiral …
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | alifemoment
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge #2: Bubba and the Turkey | 365 Days of Thank You
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Chronicles of Illusions
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold, Japan’s Four Seaons | La Dolce Vita
  12. 201. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold. | Sofie’s Diary
  13. WPC: THRESHOLD | MY WALL
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Foto de Moto
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Meg Travels
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  17. The Threshold of Possibility | Thinking Through My Lens
  18. 4-5-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | The Quotidian Hudson
  19. Threshold | de Wets Wild
  20. WPC: Threshold | Forest Garden
  21. Threshold: Weekly Photo Challenge | Destino
  22. Travel Theme : Misty Flying High | gypsy life
  23. Threshold : Weekly photo challenge | scrapydo
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threshold | An Evolving Scientist
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Jinan Daily Photo
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | My Awakening Life
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Outreach
  28. Sunset Over India | korasunil15
  29. Misty Threshold of Inspiration | Canadian Travel Bugs
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold – Along the wall then……. |
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Through the Eye of Bastet
  32. Come, Flower – a Haiku | When the Door Closes
  33. Weekly photo challenge: threshold | Mochilis Reloaded
  34. Weekly photo challenge: Threshold | Deb’s world
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Indira’s Blog
  36. Melancholy | vic briggs
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Travels with my son
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: Threshold (Dormitory) | What’s (in) the picture?
  39. Threshold | An American in Norway, a Citizen of the World
  40. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | THRESHOLD | the TEMENOS JOURNAL
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (III) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Square One Notes
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | MythRider
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge : Threshold | Boundless Nature’s Blog
  46. Promises | Travel with Intent
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Serendipitous Cookery
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold the Second | my cyber house rules
  49. The threshold of Myogyou Temple | Summerfield84’s English blog
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Beijing Daily Photo 2
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunday Morning Threshold (part III) | Eye Candy Visionz
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold: to floral art | Colonialist’s Blog
  53. On the Threshold | Colline’s Blog
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | SueBee and Kat
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Rois
  56. Photo of the Week: Taxco, the Silver City | A Journey of Wonders
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | rosekebab
  58. We Live In A Flat
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Life is great
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge-Threshold | WoollyMuses
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | My Photolanguage
  62. Threshold of a New Day | Heart’s Home
  63. It’s Raining In Paradise | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (B4 the start) | What’s (in) the picture?
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Ain’t Mine No More
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Lucid Gypsy
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | belgradestreets
  68. C’mon, cross the threshold | Freddy’s Photo Project
  69. Sunrise, sunrise… Looks like morning in your eyes | Weekly Photo Challenge | Ivy_Mosquito | Love is free
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold | Pinkpodster Ponders

Love’s Flicker #haiku #love #photography

two leaves

The slightest touch

a knowing smile chuckles

always connected

*

always connected

hands clasped in the darkness

candle light knows

*

candle light knows

where love’s flicker started

there is no end

Photography © L. Moon 2013

Ripples of Compassion #haiku #kindness #poetry #photography

the smallest act of kindness can have a ripple effect on our world

Ripples of Life

Your outstretched hand

reaching toward wounded soul

fingertips meet

*

fingertips meet

heart warmed with kindness’ smile

reflect in the sky

*

reflect in the sky

ripples of  compassion

circle the earth

It is so refreshing that the smallest act of kindness can have a ripple effect

Thanks to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem for prompting us to reflect upon compassion.

Photography: “Ripples of Life” © L. Moon 2012

Inspired by Burns and a rose #poetry #Burns

Fallen Rose

A Red, Red Rose
By Robert Burns
~~~
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
~~~
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:
~~~
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
~~~
And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
~~~

Inspired by a Rose

by L. Moon

~~~~~

My love is like the rose

red are  her lips that speak

soft fragrance on her skin

I wish to breathe so deep

~

She is so fair my dear

her eyes they becoken me

deeper than blue sky

foamier than the sea

~

I cherish you  my heart

true to the end you’ll see

on one knee I did ask

loving devotion thou didst read

~

I bid thee now farewell

yet for a little while

It cannot be too long

my world wrapped up in your smile

Photograph: Fallen Rose L. Moon copyright 2012

Making A Way #poetry #photography #blackandwhite #winter #newyear

There is a way led by a smile even in a storm…

A whisper calls

frozen – hurts so much

no movement can I make

you strain to touch

can I climb above the fall

***

A smile beckons – warm

removes the empty, aching burn

touching me deep within

my will (tho faint) returns

I can survive this storm

Photography: “A way in the storm” L. Moon copyright 2012

I love effects that can be made with simple iphone photography. This is actually an un-named  sculptured sign in the National Gallery of Art. It seems far removed now in a snowy wayward place.