#Simply6Minutes: poolside drama

poolside drama she: can you see the pool? he: pool? she: yes can you see it? he: ya she: you need to do something he: thing? she: ya, thing, like cleaning he: cleaning? why? she: what can you see? he: ya, I see water she: the dirt! the leaves! he: ya, so? she: so!!! do … Continue reading #Simply6Minutes: poolside drama

the perfect apathy

You remember and dwell on all the things you've lost and ignore all the things you haven't. Because your scars are like stars. Yet the night stays perfectly black. —the perfect apathy (pleasefindthis Friday, August 7, 2009) We could sing good songs about each other. 你仍记得,记忆留连在你失去的所有一切,却忽略了你仍然拥有的一切,因为你的伤痕就如同星辰,但夜晚却仍是如此完美的黑。(完美的冷漠) 我们其实可以为彼此唱出多么美好的歌呢 pleasefindthis (the pen name of Iain S. Thomas) … Continue reading the perfect apathy

an autumn story: must be prepaid

a Pedestrian nothing is free son all must be prepaid a voice from behind the wooden wall warns. mind your step son on real snow must be prepared as he trips his foot over a thorn the glassy bottles rattle as he glides across and prattles leaving behind many feet long gutter clash, crash, clatter, … Continue reading an autumn story: must be prepaid

“Long Letter” (keeping a promise)

Cherry On Top Looking at old photos I found this one by chance stored in a Nikon digital memory card. The photo was taken in 2007 December. As you would have recognized it is Mount Fuji in the morning. It was a clear morning and we had some good pictures on that day together. Traveling … Continue reading “Long Letter” (keeping a promise)

Left alone: a haiku (and a prose)

Desert alien here I dread print upon print I now thread deserted I read (After I wrote this little poem of a scene I took in US last January, I suddenly realize now of somewhat similar perspective in terms of man and nature left alone, expressed in two previous movie stories, both of which I had … Continue reading Left alone: a haiku (and a prose)

Love and pain: a haiku (with prose)

Concealed and revealed interspersed with love and pain compelling unveiled ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~He decides to dedicate today to the subject of LOVE. On waking this morning he observes that the snow has melted and revealed dark foreboding jagged black rock, like he is suddenly going through a lesson on the description of rocks, including their color and … Continue reading Love and pain: a haiku (with prose)

Landmark for love: a haiku (and a prose)

Pure snow clothing with might authenticity that tied love so pure in sight ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.* He suddenly recalled how he used this line and wrote his first prose. He did not have access to this book then and read it as a quote somewhere. … Continue reading Landmark for love: a haiku (and a prose)

Eminent love: a haiku (and a prose)

Celebrated snow conspicuous sheer renowned crystal clear for now ~~~~~~~~He did not know whether his story was going to be celebrated or regretted when it happened. it was certainly a love story which had a noble beginning. As a child he had always dreamed of grandeur, the austere grandeur of mountain scenery. That was why he … Continue reading Eminent love: a haiku (and a prose)

she has a passion for hope: a haiku (and a prose)

Beloved come now Sail away to blue beyond Many fields to plow ~~~~~~ “How do you know you know her?” Boss asked. He didn’t answer. How does he know? He just knows. He didn’t give her the right answer the last time because she was called away before he could answer her. She shouted, “See … Continue reading she has a passion for hope: a haiku (and a prose)

against all odds: a haiku (and a prose)

He does not lose heart burning flame consuming might overcoming odds ~~~~~~~~~Against all odds, their love was. He did not see her again for five years. Meanwhile he worked day and night for the corporation without distraction. He did not have his own private life. The convention-conference business boomed as they partnered with tech-digital gurus … Continue reading against all odds: a haiku (and a prose)

No river too deep to cross: a haiku (and a prose)

Aiming for the sky Crossing rivers and mountains None too deep too high ~~~~~~She is not Princess Turandot but She has given him three riddles just as the boss has warned him. “Turandot will finish you off. Off with your head. Feed to piranhas. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, AJ.” The boss was now … Continue reading No river too deep to cross: a haiku (and a prose)

he knows her heart can melt snow: a haiku (and a prose)

depth and height of love beyond his comprehension life long wild passion ~~~~~~~~~~ One thing she does well. She makes him think of his life. Is he really living the life of the greatness he is meant to become? Night after night he wakes and asks himself. The boss sums up a physical/material perspective, "You have … Continue reading he knows her heart can melt snow: a haiku (and a prose)

perhaps he waited too long: a haiku (and a prose)

heart melts like spring snow waves of love surging and flow in rhymes chimes and awe ~~~~~~~He waited too long perhaps to leave. The boss would not release him until he found and trained a successor. He could hear the clock of his heart ticking like a time bomb as he was running out of … Continue reading perhaps he waited too long: a haiku (and a prose)

what being lonesome means: a haiku (and a prose)

I waited for you thousands of suns and moon nights lonesome windy sighs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is a lonesome view. Despite the beauty of the sky, the greens, the mountain, the ocean. Like a man's heart story. A writer's heart is always alone. No one else can share the sadness and/or the joy in the unseen heart. We can … Continue reading what being lonesome means: a haiku (and a prose)

writing fun haiku -a passenger: a haiku (and a prose)

Snowy looming mount donning new robe white and gold gaping toothless mouth (or shaking new shaved head) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~In this picture this traveler sees a giant head or a giant mouth, both of which are depicted by a mountain at fairly close range. So the third line of the haiku (which is always the climax line of expression) … Continue reading writing fun haiku -a passenger: a haiku (and a prose)

writing Haiku-passenger 2: a haiku (and a prose)

'tis uncertain way nature breaks for lunch in sky know not where she strays ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Writing a haiku using another picture of a passenger on the road viewing from a car window is a further tough lesson today. What can the traveler see? What is on his mind? Haiku in its original Japanese form is mainly (if not all) about … Continue reading writing Haiku-passenger 2: a haiku (and a prose)

walking in the green park: a haiku (and a prose)

I think I'm alone I hear my friend calling me walking far beyond ~~~~~~~~~~~~coming home means I can walk anytime of the day as the green park is just nearby, about ten minutes' drive. My occasional (like once in a blue moon) passing sadness is that I am walking alone again, unlike the clouds which tend … Continue reading walking in the green park: a haiku (and a prose)

a haiku on haiku

Winter is best time suspends in space and in me warm and cold in rhyme ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why does this traveler write Haiku? I started writing Haiku in my teen days. I happened to read a book on Japanese Haiku (translated to English) in the library and tried writing some myself. It is simple and short … Continue reading a haiku on haiku

Gold Rush: a haiku

time is set for now northern-bound train in the know heed the gold beckon ~~~~~~~~~Words of wisdom from the wisest and richest man in history: 3:14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; … Continue reading Gold Rush: a haiku

two minds: To love at all is to be vulnerable

a haiku for this story of the love of two minds: a mind who ponders met a mirrored mind of his late but not too late. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken...""For Jack the attraction was at first undoubtedly intellectual. Joy … Continue reading two minds: To love at all is to be vulnerable

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

Don’t wait for winter: a haiku

Nature cries out loud Sea sky land and rock paint now Don't wait for winter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This November's sea and sky stay clear and seemingly calm. But he knows they will not be able to hold longer for the bleak changes that shall come perhaps even overnight when he turns away to another shore. Being a … Continue reading Don’t wait for winter: a haiku

the eyes of your heart: a haiku

behind a cool glass flying horse passed by in haste tree friends waved in silence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he is just riding in a car, minding his own business, things are happening in another realm right before his eyes. The trees bend and wave. The cloud moves into position. A clear sign appears in the clear blue … Continue reading the eyes of your heart: a haiku

Dearest love, he penned: a haiku (and a prose) for someone who has turned his world around

Solo or in pair klee-ew huoh-houh-huoh long mew transmissions received ~~~~~~~~~~~~While onshore before he set sail he heard a phone ringing,  but when he picked it up he could hear people talking not particularly to him. Then the call was terminated. He wrote this letter and set sail alone. "Dearest love: You sent a WhatsApp text … Continue reading Dearest love, he penned: a haiku (and a prose) for someone who has turned his world around

perfect love, he wrote again: a haiku story

He went to the rock in time to witness the waves spitting spurting foams ~~~~~~~He thinks he should write this letter to her to report his whereabouts. "My dearest love: You have heard that I come to the ocean to visit the rock. Yes, I have just returned safely to my well-heated room, warm, filled … Continue reading perfect love, he wrote again: a haiku story

Precious love dies not: a haiku (and a prose)

nothing to declare except love transcending soul beyond mortal hate ~~~~~~~~~~He is determined to write a love letter despite having recently shed tears of shock and sorrow for  his beloved. In separate time and space two men suddenly lost their young and lovely wives, both mothers of very young boys. Both men believe that their loved … Continue reading Precious love dies not: a haiku (and a prose)

He heard a sound so familiar: a haiku story

  he heard his name called from a distance but not far warm and tender thought ~~~~~~~~~~Naturally her. Gentle. Firm. Hope overflowing from every pore if sound has pores. He heard a sound so familiar that for a moment he thought he was at home seeping hot coffee reading new poems at his favorite armchair … Continue reading He heard a sound so familiar: a haiku story

Dearest love, he continued: a haiku (and a prose)

Dearest love, soul-mate: winter is here now so soon frozen land in heart ~~~~~~~Often words are too many and yet too few. There is never a moment of silence in the traveler's heart. What shall he write? To someone who really cares and knows him so well. They breathe the same words. Is there any hope … Continue reading Dearest love, he continued: a haiku (and a prose)

Dearest love, he began: a haiku (and a prose)

Dearest love, he began, seeing her at other land, write to me, she said. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he travels he likes to write down what he sees, hears and thinks. A picture in his selective perceptive mind often helps him to recall the moment of encounter with colors, sounds, and lives that co-exist: a pleasant surprise, a happy … Continue reading Dearest love, he began: a haiku (and a prose)

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

why do the seagulls come to the city: a haiku

He thought they were planes each carried a light so bright at the gulls airshow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Often we see what what we happen to be thinking. The traveler was thinking of last weekend's end. He was more accustomed to seeing planes than seeing seagulls in this place. Later someone said that the seagulls had become … Continue reading why do the seagulls come to the city: a haiku

random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

Today we look at the definition of a popular English word that came from France. LIBERTY/LIBERAL/FREE. French libre ‎(“free, having liberty, at liberty”) Origin of LIBERAL comes from:Middle English: via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber 'free (man)'. The original sense was 'suitable for a free man', hence 'suitable for a gentleman' (one not … Continue reading random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

And that is what happened: a haiku

fascinated awed glimpses of another realm daily marching pass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:15 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. Job 22:28 From Mount Zion, the perfection of … Continue reading And that is what happened: a haiku

His eyes are too blurred: a dictionary of a haiku

His eyes are too blurred hands too shaky to focus a sharpness in soul ~~~~~~~~~ Writing Haiku is an art and a science. Here is a summary of the structure and usual form. Being a haiku writer since I first encountered a Japanese haiku many years ago, I now say it is more an art … Continue reading His eyes are too blurred: a dictionary of a haiku

small lone man at ocean: a haiku

nothing to declare even footprints are awashed erased without trace ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. Our heart has not turned back, … Continue reading small lone man at ocean: a haiku

a closer look at the heart in the rock: a haiku

(a closer look at the heart in the rock) his heart is too small she nonchalantly flew pass becoming a dot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Before I had finished praying in my heart, I saw Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. … Continue reading a closer look at the heart in the rock: a haiku

so still is my heart: a haiku

(reaching the waves, he became a rock.) no more tears to cry see here my heart bare and dry so still and so brave ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. I … Continue reading so still is my heart: a haiku

a branch at land’s end: a haiku

awed by majestic vast water and sky beyond he became a branch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ A Promise of Restoration ] But in that day, the branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious; the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of all who survive in Israel. (Isaiah 4:2 )

SHORT STORY (quotes)

The first sentence(s) and the last sentence(s): 7 SHORT STORIES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A STORY: A man, once a wealthy banker but now anonymous in rags, retired, richer than ever, wandered the streets of our city. And looks at you, as if for the first time. THEY LET ME tend to my husband’s burial and settle his … Continue reading SHORT STORY (quotes)

spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

This traveler decided to live with one of the poorest people groups for awhile. One finding is there is relevance in the following words of wisdom today which is the 30th of June. The verse are taken from Proverbs 30:5-9 in two translations. There is a heavenly allotment of this world's goods for each of … Continue reading spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

traveler’s thoughts: does being real matter?

For a long time, the traveler travels. He (or she) sees life, tastes life, lives life. Sometimes he mirrors life. Sometimes he evades life. Often he sits around at an invisible corner and watches life. He likes a story named, Velveteen Rabbit. Here are quotes that impact his young life. “Real isn't how you are made,' said … Continue reading traveler’s thoughts: does being real matter?

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 28: ‘thought’ is an action word

The word 'thought' is often mistaken as a passive noun. It merely disguises itself like an innocent docile pet and waits for opportunity to be unleashed. Many have been snared by so called innocent thoughts. However, thought cannot operate on its own. Another word must join to it before it becomes functional. Here is a … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 28: ‘thought’ is an action word

Mind control counter-weapons (many links)

war between the mind and the spirit My real life (10): Beware of the mind’s languages https://freemindconfession.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/my-real-life-9-beware-of-the-minds-languages/ My real life (9): the mind is not a store for old variables https://freemindconfession.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/my-real-life-9-the-mind-is-not-a-store-for-old-variables/ My Real Life (8): my mind is not a bundle of pre-conditioning! https://freemindconfession.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/my-real-life-8-how-does-the-mind-form-itself/ My Real Life: Today the Spirit man hears, and speaks https://freemindconfession.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/today-the-spirit-man-hears-and-speaks/Continue reading Mind control counter-weapons (many links)

Megatrend – Continue with the battlefield in the mind: Why are souls so easily held in captivity

The divine breakthrough has finally come when the words of truth is being obeyed and applied in our daily lives in Christ. The mindman has discovered. The revelation: Why are souls so easily held in captivity by the enemy from the spiritual realm? Because the mind is idle and embraces anything that does not require … Continue reading Megatrend – Continue with the battlefield in the mind: Why are souls so easily held in captivity