A Message

Times are difficult and things will get worse before they get better. Support one another, love one another, respect one another. Follow the official advice of the World Health Organization, or local and not the words of strangers. Salute our wonderful emergency services and the key workers keeping us alive.

Sending out love to all. 🌎✌🏻❀️

To One and All*

Today is my one year anniversary writing this blog. I’ve created over 200 posts and have over 100 followers, which I am thankful for, This is to let you know that I’m appreciative for each and everyone of you. I enjoy writing my Poetic Thoughts. However, I’ve come to love and respect my fellow bloggers. Your dedication, creativity and artistry. Some of you are teachers of a healthy life, a positive life and just living life. One is never to old or to young, to live, learn and share.

Observation

Her

Eyes

Read

~

Each

Voice

She

Follows

~

Feeling

Their

Being

~

Darkest

Night

Thoughts

~

Day

Lights

Second

Chances

~

Human

Nature’s

Internal

Play

~

Healing

Self

Body

Soul

~

Each

Ones

Heart

Unique

~

Worlds

Apart

Yet

Same

~

Words

Our

Common

Bond

~

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*Note: for all the bloggers out there.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’—

A Thank You

In the words of T. S. Eliot

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

And next year’s words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

And so my fellow bloggers, writers, poets, we begin. In doing so I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my poetic thoughts and time to comment. It was always my desire to start a blog for my writing and some of my photos. This past year I finally fulfilled that desire for better or worse. Much love to you all.

I look forward to sharing more and too reading and seeing more of your informative and creative works. Wishing you all the best for this year! The song is for all of you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

Always 🌎✌🏻❀️🎢

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JC0Wa3P_dO0&list=PLCF8096E749512DED&index=14

Bee’s Life * (tanka)

duty collecting

her overwhelming nature

demands fulfillment

sustains all those within hive

queen bears life drones role now ends

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*Footnote:

The lives of bees is amazing as they play an important role in our world. With pollution and insecticides bees are endangered. The first link explains the dangers to all pollinators. The second explains the life and rolls in the colony of bees. 🌎✌🏻❀️🌻🐝

http://greatpollinatorproject.org/conservation/major-threats-to-pollinators

https://www.perfectbee.com/learn-about-bees/the-life-of-bees/inside-and-out-of-the-beehive

Ranga Demands ~ More in Less*

1

rain bathes ground

pond no longer parched

robust life springs forth

2

awake sunlit wings

shimmer flutter

3

among the cat tails

dragonflies dance

free spirits on the wind

4

bulrushes nod

from lakeside prisons

5

freedom in rebirth

filtered pressed

white Parchment awaits

6

maple oil

stains Akimibi’s cloak

7

sakura leaves

dying in red and yellow-

Kyoto fire

8

chrysanthemums bundle

in chilled air

9

Yuki-onna rests

hand holds stay

turns into snow flurries

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*Footnote:

First I’d like to give credit to James Kahn for writing verses 4, 6 and 7, also teaching me something new.

I found this form of poetry extremely difficult. One must form an image using the least amount of syllables.

One thought must lead into the next in a progression on the subject. In Japanese poetry less is more or more is less, whichever way you want to look at it.

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html

If you wish to learn more about this form of poetry, I have provided informative links.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renga

The photo is a mosaic done by Irina Charny to see more of her works visit:

http://icmosaics.com/archived-work/four-seasons.html

🌎✌🏻❀️😊