Tasty

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” — Franz Kafka nibbled and noshed hot spicy foods wolfed down teary-eyed upshot *   *   * Early bird gets mouthful • American Robin photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tasty” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Showy

“I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice.” —Alice Walker showy purple spears timidity on notice riot of chutzpa *   *   * Attention-getters ~ Showy Salvia stand out in Florence Griswold Museum gardens • Photo and “Showy” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Gentleness

“The ear is the avenue to the heart.” — Voltaire traits of gentleness remaining still and caring strengthen a soft heart *   *   * Gentle Rabbit ~ New England Cottontail personifies softness • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Gentleness” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

At Rest

“I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” — Om Malik veiled in soft mist haven of desired wonders seduction at rest *   *   * Stillness ~ In glass reflection • Photo and “At Rest” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Distortion

“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” — Anne Roiphe ripples in water reflections delusional distortions of truth *   *   * Carnival Mirror ~ Markings of Lesser Yellowlegs distort in reflections • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Distortion” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Remembered

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — Harry S. Truman keen of tolling bell sinks in mist of lowered clouds sunset in own right *   *   * Tolling Bell ~ … More Remembered

Rescued

“Reaching out to rescue one another under ANY condition is an eternal measure of love.” — Ronald A. Rasband adopted buddy offers love and gratitude rescue equals peace *   *   * Saved ~ Having traveled from Houston (hence his name) to Boston, Yorkie-mix Houston loves his new “forever home.” • Watercolor painting and “Rescued” haiku … More Rescued

Independence

“The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.” — Harper Reed going it alone ignoring other’s guidance staying true to self *   *   * Mama swan ponders what to do about egg that got away from nest • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Independence” haiku poem … More Independence

Straight Line

“Follow your own passion— not your parents’, not your teachers’— yours.” — Robert Ballard not always easy taking straight path through trouble following conscience *   *   * Straight Line ~ Young Canada Geese follow parents through high waters • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Straight Line” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016

Imitation

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” — George Bernard Shaw modeling oneself after admired others mimicry at best *   *   * Imitation ~ Male and female Purple Martin Swallows copy each other in stance  • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary … More Imitation