his quest for light

a Quest for light He is a lover of light and high mountains. He took this photo last winter standing on a mountain. The original scene was breathtaking. It was a sunny day, and the clouds were dispersed. There were distant mountains too. He cannot now remember whether the blue and white patches below the sun were … Continue reading his quest for light

a merry heart’s journey edge

Edge is a comparative advantage. It is also the outside limit of an object, area, or surface; a place or part farthest away from the center of something. I took this photo on a train climbing a mountain. The river looks as if it is at the edge of the track. I probably slanted my mobile phone camera … Continue reading a merry heart’s journey edge

Love’s riddle: a haiku

complex paradox enigma unsolvable find the little fox She is back. He is back. They are not relatives. But the two humans are not together. And yet they love each other. It is like looking at this photo. You never know whether the photographer is climbing up the mountain or going down the slope. There … Continue reading Love’s riddle: a haiku

am i not rare? a sidewalk flower asks

Rare Yes, you are rare. In my eyes. Today, I walk pass this way without expecting to see you. I am just walking and not looking. I am busy because I am going somewhere. This pathway and roadside are just things I happen to walk by from one spot to another spot. My destination is … Continue reading am i not rare? a sidewalk flower asks

define muse: a haiku

Muse Neither you nor I musing poets to define sky water divide I took this picture last January in Reno. The sun, the cloud, the water and the grass were in quite a spectacular harmonious formation. Narrow and yet broad in the limitation of my phone camera. Quite a poetic inspiring place. My hair turned … Continue reading define muse: a haiku

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’s equilibrium: a haiku (and a prose)

Opposites Tranquility snow come rest upon my heart now gentle tender flow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Everything is something it isn't. He read this somewhere. People feared the unknown and worried about uncertainty of changes. A wall might not be a wall. A door might not open at all. Yet he knew in chemistry there is a state in which a … Continue reading Love’s equilibrium: a haiku (and a prose)

Where I planted my heart: a haiku (and a prose)

Here is my heart’s plea forever planted like tree Never shall I flee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where have I planted my heart? You ask. There was an old story that said a man left his hat wherever he went. It seemed to be his way to mark his past. It did not serve any purpose except perhaps to make … Continue reading Where I planted my heart: a haiku (and a prose)

my friends’ coiffure: a haiku (and a prose)

waving grinning wide faithful greeting by roadside winter soon here bye ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Trees are my friends. These two are sort of cute, with their rather unusual rust-brown color and the way they lean toward the road with their almost identical formation of branches and clusters of leaves, making me wonder if a hairdresser for trees has done their coiffure. … Continue reading my friends’ coiffure: a haiku (and a prose)

a tree and her shade: a haiku (and prose)

inseparable a tree and her shade label refreshing table ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Walking in hot sun requires plenty of shady spots to rest. Here is one of my favorite spots. Near Autumn but there is still plenty of green. The sun can get quite unbearable and one has to fortify oneself with a hat/cap, at least a bottle … Continue reading a tree and her shade: a haiku (and prose)

“Voilà, Lo, there it is, see here!” a haiku (and a prose)

a fine day unfolds meeting green friends light refreshed petal parasols ~~~~~~~~~~~~Nature often brings pleasant surprises. A casual walk under the sun may bring you to another world. Like this picture. We are taken to a tour at the dam to see fishermen fishing and making of fish paste. But the other side of the dam is … Continue reading “Voilà, Lo, there it is, see here!” a haiku (and a prose)

side by side they stand: a haiku (and prose)

identical friends side by side weathering storm matter not where from ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Often when one is really alone, one starts to value friendship. Unlike trees, human have mobility and may walk and stray quite far from one another. Even when we travel on a guided tour each individual still tends to move away and tries to look around … Continue reading side by side they stand: a haiku (and prose)

sometimes a tree talks: a haiku (and a prose)

with my hands lifted i share my thoughts in my days see my signs i say ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nature has its way of expression. So do men. Some words cannot be expressed adequately with mere audible sound. Some are meant to show with other means: see, touch, feel, perceive, and participate in. Does nature have a way of communicating? I believe … Continue reading sometimes a tree talks: a haiku (and a prose)

winter’s positive statement: a haiku (and a prose)

they burst out living turning this corner walking winter spring in all ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Just before he leaves this place he walks round to see if there is any moment of joy and hope he can capture and send to her. Someone says that even in winter some trees will bloom if there is sunshine for a few … Continue reading winter’s positive statement: a haiku (and a prose)

a dog’s life continues beyond: a haiku (and a prose)

a day we gather this shore and beyond we dream daring to venture ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~All three of us together. It is rare. Because we depend on our human friends to bring us here for the fresh air and smell of the marks left behind by other living things, mainly dogs like us. Sometimes an occasional bird may … Continue reading a dog’s life continues beyond: a haiku (and a prose)

a dog’s life continues not alone: a haiku (and prose)

I know you were here creatures living free and wild land and sea and sky ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am not alone. Not exactly. My human brings me here to meet friends. His friends. Mine too. Often we dogs do not need to meet physically. We smell and detect whether the smell is familiar. We know who has … Continue reading a dog’s life continues not alone: a haiku (and prose)

through glass I view love: a haiku and a prose

her heart laced a glimpse of mirror both sides reflect vaguely I detect ~~~~~~~~~~~~I take this from a window on a fast train preparing to climb a mountain in winter. It is not clear. Perhaps my hand shakes a bit as I try to avoid knocking down the coffee and cake of another traveler over whom … Continue reading through glass I view love: a haiku and a prose

my favorite things: a haiku (about seasons and love)

Unseen artists' pens converged produced this picture avid overture ~~~~~~~this is a beautiful combination of a number of my favorite things: the sky that looks like it has been painted with water-color, the brilliant reflection of the unseen sun, the velvet-clothed ocean with its still water that reminds me of  an oil painting, the dark aged rocks that pepper … Continue reading my favorite things: a haiku (about seasons and love)

coastal wetlands (ecology continues): a haiku

Enclosed duck alone artificial home forlorn glass cage no beyond ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I find this photograph taken in an aquarium appealing to my heart. It is a lone duck swimming. The backdrop is a glass wall. Like The Truman Show. There is nothing real for this duck. The wetlands. The marshes. The water. The dunes. It gives a spectator … Continue reading coastal wetlands (ecology continues): 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

what the clouds say today: a haiku (and a prose)

Nothing to declare fearing to share what forbear stripping his heart bare ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The clouds often speak volumes. He likes to watch and record clouds. Clouds actually have mouths and eyes and they talk to each other with their eyes open and mouths shaped like a gentle smile. They are different from human. In the ancient times … Continue reading what the clouds say today: a haiku (and a prose)

when the leaves are gone: two haiku

choosing to venture beyond imagination stretching perception ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ traveler near and far seeking shelter all beyond warm home winter bond ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Traveler does not really choose the definite spaces and time frames. He may plan and prepare for a specific destination. But he cannot ensure its finality. For everyone who is often on the road … Continue reading when the leaves are gone: two haiku

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

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

a demonstration: haiku for her hair

worry not the hair splashing colors everywhere nature claps and says ~~~~~~~~~~~~~For a change from the many sad news she decides to demonstrate her passion and support for the great varieties of beauty in nature. So she puts colors on her hair and holds fast to her belief in the autumn breath, receiving a standing … Continue reading a demonstration: haiku for her hair

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

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

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