a dancing poet and a lass

a poet's encounter She never knew his actual age in an enigmatic bygone life A somewhat suave soft-spoken man with poetry deep set in his eyes Are you the poet? She asked when their eyes first locked Seeing him standing out from the mundane lot Why, his pupils like deep water reflecting hers Why are … Continue reading a dancing poet and a lass

One man’s paradise

The Mosquito Coast - random thoughts As his new Eden crumbles around him, Fox descends from eccentricity into madness, turning on everyone who dares to challenge his vision. The story ends in tragedy. At its core, The Mosquito Coast is a powerful commentary on original sin and the dangers of utopianism. I have been thinking about the … Continue reading One man’s paradise

if the words won’t come to this river of waiting poems

If I sit by this river of waiting and you won't come while this whirlpool keeps churning my heart turning buttery white a catbird would whine like last summer's sigh on a lonesome winsome night "The shape of your heart" you murmured one day looking at our sky "fluffy white with tender blue stripes" seeping … Continue reading if the words won’t come to this river of waiting poems

Travel review 2014-2016 (15 random points)

The sound mind man's rather personal three years' travel in review in fifteen random realms as follows: 1. weather experienced: extreme heat (over 40 degrees C to extreme cold (thick snow on the way) but blessed with moderate weather mostly. 2. ocean: Pacific from end to end. 3. work: two medium size books completed. 4. … Continue reading Travel review 2014-2016 (15 random points)

NO, they are not mine

a Nostalgia for vintage cars of another era. It is hard to describe how one feels about old cars. These are from the 1950s. A 1953 CHEVROLET Model: Corvette, made popular by John Wayne, and a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin. One thing that is striking about these two is the cream colored exaggerated bonnet. These were taken from the car museum … Continue reading NO, they are not mine

a watery mirrored house of haiku (two versions)

Mirror watery evening my front yard's sunset floating daily abiding I took this photo on 20151229 again in a hurry one evening in California. The place is a must see site because of its famous reflection of beautiful and colorful houses on water. The panoramic view did not turn out well as I was using … Continue reading a watery mirrored house of haiku (two versions)

framing the cameraman: a haiku

minding our business looping comes from flying tram motion froze in frame I took this shot at a train station. The two "photographers" appeared suddenly while we were waiting for the train to continue to the next stop. While they were setting up their gears on ground I took this photo. I never knew what … Continue reading framing the cameraman: a haiku

flower under sea (ecology continues): a haiku

needing no rainfall adopted by ocean full true refuge to all ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When a flower has a name of a grass, confusion takes place. But it does not really matter. The flower is still a flower. Regardless what others call or name it. If I had not read this little glass introduction I would not have … Continue reading flower under sea (ecology continues): a haiku

Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Autumn left her heart such fine masterpiece of art half done half adieu ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fall is a beautiful mellow and tender season like my favorite watercolor art. This year's fall tried to linger but could not bear the early arrival of the cold. It was ironical that I liked the leaves to turn into richer … Continue reading Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Memory can make a thing seem: a haiku

(traveler's view through a car window) missing a rabbit he saw this one following she said it's a pig ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “There is so little to remember of anyone - an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the … Continue reading Memory can make a thing seem: a haiku

An eagle soars: three haiku (original)

Traveler turns around Pursuing the still small voice Look, an eagle soars. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wherefore he comes round Stirring waves of rushing sound Cloud to cloud ahoy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Swift as light he glides Azure coast to coast he dives Leaving jet behind. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reading some wise words from several Nobel Literature Laureates, I list these below … Continue reading An eagle soars: three haiku (original)

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 38: more words for hard times

This traveler continues this journey on spiritual rough waters with a positive word. Not smooth but it's worth it. F= FIRST 'First' is a word commonly associated with performance superiority. Where an individual considers a thing of positive value to him, he wants to be first, to gain an advantageous position, and it means acting … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 38: more words for hard times

Here is traveler’s rest: a haiku

Here is traveler's rest right spot  right foot at its best shady cozy nest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Promised Rest for God’s People ] God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has … Continue reading Here is traveler’s rest: a haiku

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 36: haiku and poetry

Today we sail and navigate through the word 'poetry' (a collection of poems). Here are some definitions by various conventional dictionaries on the word 'poem': At one end of the spectrum a 'poem' is defined as a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their sound and the images they suggest, not … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 36: haiku and poetry

all our busy rushing ends in nothing

not in a desert he saw camels marching by at a casual glance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More secrets unfold as one looks higher and further. Sometimes we need to linger for awhile and not be in a hurry to go away. Ironically, the speed of communication activities enhanced by modern digital gadgets has slowed down man's organic … Continue reading all our busy rushing ends in nothing

WHEN THE SKY WEEPS

Sometimes we take the sky for granted. We do not look up unless it looks like it’s going to rain. When it rains we pay more attention to the wetness of the water-soaked ground or the forgotten laundry in the backyard. We do not look at the sky or the rain. We look at things … Continue reading WHEN THE SKY WEEPS

shelter has his place

greening at our pace shielding and nurturing space shelter has his place ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Psalm 91:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV) Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is … Continue reading shelter has his place