White Peony (haiku sting)*

soft tender blue sky~

chaos of colors descends~

walks in stately stride~

~

delicate beauty~

ethereal temptation~

awakens passion

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*Note: Music preformed by Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble 2018 Fall – 白牡丹 White Peony

Chinese Goddess: Bai Mudan (白牡丹; literally White Peony), also romanized as Pai Mu-tan, is a character from Chinese mythology. She is described as the most beautiful courtesan in the city of Luoyang and a reincarnation of the Peony fairy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Mudan_(mythology)

About the Artist: The title of this art piece is Seductress, 2013, created by Hush an exciting urban artist who combines street art with more traditional art practices. … The artist originally trained as a graphic designer at Newcastle School of Art and Design. His work has since taken him abroad and the artist has become fascinated with international street art and graffiti.

Always 🌎✌🏻💙 Be safe, take care.

Wagasa (tanka)*

bright oiled paper spheres~

rain drops sound rhythmically~

beneath echos heard~

geta covered feet shuffle~

moving forward homeward bound

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*Note: The traditional wagasa is made with renewable materials such as Japanese paper, string, and bamboo. A layer of oil coats the umbrella to make it stronger. The history behind the Wagasa is interesting to learn more follow the link below.

The music is titled Oil Paper Umbrella played on a piano close your eyes and you can hear the rain echo

Geta (下駄) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground.

About the Artist: This is a superb Original Japanese woodblock print entitled “RETURNING HOME” dating back to 1915. It was made by Fritz Capelari, who was the first Western artist to design prints for the Shin Hanga publisher Watanabe Shozaburo.

https://www.kcpinternational.com/2014/05/wagasa-traditional-japanese-umbrellas/

Always 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Star Shine Wishes *

eyes look too

darkened sky,

seeing stars

strewn across

miles.

upon them

wishes are made

with hope

shining bright.

only to fade

with dawns

rising light.

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*Note: Sometimes you find unique groups, when looking for other songs. That how I inadvertently came across this song Star Light Star-shine by Steam Powered Giraffe they certainly are different enjoy the video. 🌎✌🏻💙

Steam Powered Giraffe (SPG) is an American steampunk musical comedy project formed in San Diego in 2008, self-described as “a musical act that combines robot pantomime, puppetry, ballet, comedy, projections, and music”.[2][3] Created and led by twins David Michael Bennett and Isabella “Bunny” Bennett, the act combines music and improvisational comedy on-stage, although their studio works focus almost solely on music.[4][5] You can learn more about then at this link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_Powered_Giraffe

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Tumultuous Love*

a scene from Bright Star

his

penned couplets

written

bound in desire

needing

her

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*Note: In celebration of National Poetry Month. John Keats a life and love short lived. His poem Bright Star a favorite of mine.

If you’ve never seen the movie by the same title, I recommend it. The photo and above link feature a piece of the sound track. Enjoy! 🌎✌🏻💙🦋