I guess I need a new category – Monday Haiku – since I can’t seem to get any writing done on Sundays any more.
I haven’t posted a haiku in a while, busy busy busy, Hell I haven’t written a regular post in a while….working on that. This one came to me last night, as I was falling asleep so I had to get up and jot it down…then couldn’t get back to sleep of course.
Winter solstice time
The Long dark night stirs the soul
Still the sun rises
When writing about the Solstice isnt it mandatory to have a picture of Stonehenge…..
Benton MacKaye Tr, Lost creek trail section 12e
I have a love affair with Dragonflies, I always have. And dont tell anyone, but I admit that deep down, below my analytic side, I believe they are Fairy Kings and Queens and therefore have mystical powers. And seeing one or two might be common in the summer, but seeing many in one day or to see a ‘swarm’ of them surround your car is a ‘sign’. A sign of what I dont know, but seeing them this weekend, several around town and a ‘swarm’ around my car after leaving a weekend of yoga training and then seeing a beautiful picture on a blog buddies page, well I’m just waiting for something auspicious to happen. 🙂
Here is Sandy’s beautiful blog
Even from something potentially dangerous and to some folks scary, can come great beauty and wonder. Earlier this week I came home from a long day of classes, clients and banking , with a storm hot on my heels.
The clouds came rolling in, and with the rumble of thunder in the distance, coming closer and closer, I sat on the patio, a glass of wine in hand and watched the light show. It wasnt quite dark yet and the sun was still shining, reflecting off the billowing white clouds. The sunlight mingled with the approaching storm to produce the most beautiful clouds and sunset. These pictures don’t do them justice, maybe you had to have the wind blowing your hair in your face and the sound of thunder to get the full effect.
Mike and I went backpacking (well sorta, it’s an interesting tale, I’ll post about it in a day or two), he went for 7 days and I went for 3. He has way more vacation days than I do. Anyway, since he kept the camera with him I couldn’t post any of the pictures till he came back and several of them inspired the following haiku’s, so I wrote last weeks haiku, but waited until I had the pictures to go along with them to actually post them. I wrote the first one on the trail as we headed up Blood Mountain in Georgia.
They are called the Smoky Mountains for a reason.
Enjoy the pictures, it was a beautiful place.
April 29ththings all green and grey spring fog in the air is sweet today a new path May 6th 2012 moma’s got new shoes these boots were made for walkin’ trillium lined trails