Līgo Haibun Challenge Word Prompt Sitar OR Didgeridoo A sturdy branch of Eucalyptus, pulled from the tree. Live with termites. Loosened with a stick. I take a long deep breath and blow hard. Termites sent heavenward to become stars of light. I name them.Yidaki, ngarrriralkpwina, yiraka, rirtakki, wuyimba, artawirr, garnbak, dijibolu, kurmur, ngaribi, bambu, … Continue reading Līgo Haibun Challenge – Word Prompt
You stop for a week and suddenly a few have whizzed past...work, life and the weather are all equally to blame for my lack of wordpressing. I do think about writing when I am busy drumming with 30 kids or organising a festival for 400 folks or talking to my partner who lives a long … Continue reading Bloody Hell
Ligo Haibun Challenge Photo Challenge: Footfall on a forest floor and then stillness. breath swirls in the cold air. movement ahead.stillness shifts to an inner place.pure being. at one with the prey.arrow unleashed finds soft flesh. gratitude offered, a prayer for the fallen. totem left to appease the gods in spirit we move dancing our … Continue reading Life is a Dance
Ligo Haibun Challenge~ Quote Week Here are the two choices presented this week. 'If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.' Lao Tzu 'Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.' Lao Tzu ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The groove was strong. Late night drumming. No rules here. No leader. Twelve … Continue reading Where’s the one?
Ligo Haibun Challenge~Word Prompt Temple/Empty ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Breathing in I watch the snow fall. Breathing out I watch the snow fall. All around me is white and pure. A new moment sparkling in my awareness. That which was dark is now light. Miraculous and yet quite normal. It's funny how my feeling empty has a heaviness … Continue reading Still Here!
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
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
Another Friday has brought along a new Līgo Haibun Challenge. This week is quote week again. I have chosen the following Russian proverb: The church is near but the road is all ice; the tavern is far but I’ll walk very carefully. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I didn't even bother to open the curtains. I could smell the … Continue reading Blue Monday
Posted in The Līgo Haibun Challenge Another day, another challenge. I only managed to submit my Picture (Katmandu) challenge piece yesterday at the last minute and I was amazed how well received it was. Buoyed by this feeling inside of acceptance and recognition I am jumping straight in with another piece, this time a word … Continue reading Magic at Tara
Re-visited for dVerse #181 originally written Oct 2013 This week it's a word prompt-Treasure or Despair. ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Leaves fall from the Beech trees in Hardcastle Crags. Light from the sun enables them to dance momentarily. On the ground they are still. As is the world. It is … Continue reading Līgo Haibun Challenge –