Haibun Thinking: Art Week I am doing everything in my power to soften around the edges. To allow the vulnerability that sits at my core to just be there. To feel without self recrimination the pain that is present. Not to judge. Not to measure. Just to allow. To witness. As I would a cloud … Continue reading Matters of the heart
Literature Prompt: Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm Robert Burns ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The sound of the bagpipes arouses in me an old and familiar feeling. Here amongst these brother and sister Celts I am at home. The Haggis is now piped in and ready to be addressed thus: Fair … Continue reading Burns Night
Ligo Haibun Challenge - Image (snowflake) Serenity. Mystic crystals glimmer in the sun. There is a hint of blue on the white ground. Sky reflected upon earth. Such peace. You can hear the silence. Feel it echoing at your core. Many feet have fallen, one step after another here. Over many eons. Not a trace … Continue reading Sparkle
I spent the best part of 4 hours in Edinburgh last night. I landed there at about 6pm after finishing my day job at Wiston Lodge and found myself a great spot for a bite. If you like a curry then look no further than the Kebab Mahal. Sated, I made my way to the … Continue reading Clicks and Dots and Scribbles.
A favourite writer of mine. Some inspiration for you all to read. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh … Continue reading Kahlil Gibran
Haibun Thinking: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life moves. Why the need for time? Why ask about the hours and minutes? Why measure it at all? Fast or slow. Time. Does the sun watch a clock awaiting … Continue reading timelessness
Welcome to another Friday with a new Līgo Haibun Challenge! The prompt words this week are: Siberia or South America. As always, choose one for your haibun. And in this prompt, we’d like the word included in the haibun. ~~~~~~~~~ Sometimes there's just nothing. Staring silently at South America and Siberia. Nothing. No inspiration. No … Continue reading block