Haiku Friday – Spring

Cherry blossoms bloom
Struggling life pale in pink
such tenacity




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I have been studying Chinese ink brush painting for a year now. As time goes on, it becomes more and more challenging. What I find most difficult of all is fighting my own urges. When painting, I can focus on technique, structure and brush strokes for a certain amount of time, and then I simply MUST let go, and paint freely and expressively.

I am not sure if the structure has given me a better ability when I am expressive. One would assume it has. But the expression does not seem to benefit the structured approach. What is most beneficial to improved skill is time.

And so here we are again – painting spring blossoms.


Haiku Friday – Wanderer

Sticky, heavy light
oppresses the rooftops
I am forced to squint




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The Searing City – Haiku Friday

The Searing City

Heat steams through the city,
sunlight reflects from skyscrapers –
Eagles circle prey.

Not a tree in sight,
the breeze must follow a path
that I too must walk.



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Exothermic Response – Haiku Friday

Last week, Navigating the Babel of Life introduced me to ‘Micrograms’ – which are essentially a form of Haiku that according TheBabelBlog; “consists of three to six lines and is usually about little creatures or plants and their existence in the universe.” So for this week’s Haiku Friday I’ve written a Microgram.

Exothermic Response

Lizard sits alone,
staring up toward the sun
like the Mayan did.

Does it know its fate
is tied to humanity,
like heat of the day?

Taken in 2006, near lake Naivasha, Kenya.

Moontrekker – Haiku Friday



High in the mountains,
by moonlight he is striding –
Warrior of night.

The wind is blowing,
but will it be on his back?
Only time will tell.



Thanks to 3 to 9 Travels for bringing to my attention ‘Haiku Friday”, hosted by LouCeel. ADL explains in her blog: “Haiku consist of 17 syllables – typically given in three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. That’s about the only rule here – 5,7,5. How you use those syllables is up to you.”

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