Thursday, December 15, 2016

Healing Haiku

Tabatha rounds up lots of wonderful poems today at The Opposite of Indifference. Thanks, Tabatha!

I loved the idea of #haikuforhealing that I learned about last week on Poetry Friday. I am not a tweeter or Twitter user, but I did try to hold myself open for some haiku thoughts this past week.

Lessons and carols at St. Paul's Chapel in Concord offered a healing place, indeed. Also, perhaps the snow that has arrived here in New Hampshire, whitewashing everything, can be thought of as healing. Certainly, watching the thankful birds and squirrels brings one back to basics - the world goes on.




lessons and carols
certain, true, comforting–
soul anchor
 
















soften my edges
as snow pillows our landscape
that I may receive




sunflower feeder
fresh snowfall–
chickadees converge


16 comments:

  1. We are in such a drought that I keep filing the birdbath and they keep drinking! I love the idea of "soften my edges". There is a wonderful feeling of a snowfall. Thanks, Joyce.

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    1. Snowfall lends a quality of light that helps in the dark times, I think. Thank you, Linda.

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  2. soul anchor
    snow pillows on the landscape
    chickadees converge

    I love those images.

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    1. Jone,I like the arrangement of lines to create a new haiku! Thank you.

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  3. I love the gifts that each poem celebrates, the music, the snow, the birdseed. It is a season for giving gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love this perspective, Brenda. Thanks!

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  4. I love your poems...and Jone's remix!

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    1. Thank you, Mary, Lee, and thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Beautiful images and reflections, Joyce! Like Linda, I am drawn to "soften my edges."

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  6. These poems are beautiful, Joyce, and the images are stunning. I love haiku!

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    1. I appreciate your stopping by, Becky. Thank you!

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  7. Joyce, these are lovely--the reminder to "soften my edges" is a beautiful way to remember to be a pillow in the world and not a wall. In fact, may I use this in my next haiku? (Some folks have been borrowing lines from others this month.)

    Lessons and carols: I grew up Christian and these hymns are essential to this time of year even now that I'm a UU. Wisdom and glory of the story.

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  8. Love your haiku, Joyce. I can just picture the landscape blanketed in snow up there in NH. "Soul anchor" is especially powerful, and I love picturing those chickadees at the feeder. Winter's gifts!

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  9. All three haiku are gorgeous, Joyce, as are the photographs. =)

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  10. Those are beautiful photos matched perfectly by your haiku. :)

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