It's Haibun Monday at dVerse tonight and we are prompted by Toni Spencer to write a free for all Haibun. Here's how she set up the challenge. That being said, today is a Free For All…meaning, you pick the subject upon which you wish to write. There are rules of course – (1) The haibun … Continue reading a Japanese moment
The other day my inbox had a new 'Buddha at the Gas Pump' interview....I get these on a regular basis along with poetry from 'A Year of Being Here' and thoughtful quotes from 'The Ripples Guy' I don't always follow the link to the interviews...I always read the poems and quotes. This day my instinct … Continue reading Hopeless Haiku
Haibun Thinking This week I have gone with a 'Quote Prompt' late in the week and an apology to all group members for not getting round to reading your entries...crazy busy week about to get even busier...I may be Awol for a few days but will try and get round all the work at some … Continue reading At the Heart of the Matter
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?
Haibun Thinking~ Freestyle Prompt One step forward. Then a breath. Another step. Another breath. So it goes. Walking mindfully. Just do. Breath and movement as one. Nourishment for the body and for the soul. Nowhere to go. Only here. Just be. Walk with intention to nourish the deepest parts Do be do be do
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
Carpe Diem Goes Back to Its Roots #4 Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host Chèvrefeuille from time to time invites us to return to where it all began – the roots of haiku, remembering the classical rules: 1. Describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water; so present tense; 2. 5-7-5 syllables; … Continue reading Carpe Diem Haiku
Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #XII, HA's "entangled branches" My first attempt at Tan Renga. Here is an explanation followed by this weeks guest stanza and my 'response'. Tan Renga is a short-linked poem which has two stanza, the first stanza has 5-7-5 syllables (the haiku written by a guest) and the second stanza … Continue reading Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge
How much of what you decide to do in life is dictated by your thinking? How much by your feelings? Do those separate parts of you combine harmoniously? What happens when they do not? It's something I have been both thinking and feeling about of late. I am in a period of transition. A kind … Continue reading Are you feeling it?
I sit typing on a small Samsung notebook, which by the way has survived the rigors of 'Dampworld' better than it's owner, and I think as I eat motorway service's chicken curry with Basmati rice, that it has been a remarkable two months just past. I blogged nowhere near as much as I had intended … Continue reading …and so it goes…..