Momentum

“To stand out from the crowd requires you to stand up and stand for what you believe in.” ― Gift Gugu Mona sustain momentum treading water not enough take active measures *   *   * Holding One’s Own ~ Colorful Koi fish outweigh tiny turtle at Morikami Japanese Gardens Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Momentum” haiku poem … More Momentum

Promise

“Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickinson overcoming angst unassailable hope wins trust in country strong *   *   * Basking in Beauty ~ Red Crowned Amazon Parrot photo by Jan Logozzo • “Promise” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Democracy

“Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.” — Woodrow Wilson moral character defined by use of power honor must prevail *   *   * Bald Eagle ~ American symbol of democracy • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Honor” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Feast

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul *   *   * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie   change defines new year prospect of fresh start invites robust leap ahead *   *   * Puma breaks free of underbrush ~ Flamingo Botanical Gardens, Davie, Florida, photo and “New Beginnings” haiku by Mary O’Connor.   With best wishes for a happy and healthy … More New Beginnings

Good Night!

“Every night, under the same sky and stars, probably since the emergence of humankind, people around the world have been wishing one another a good night.” — Efrat Shoham reflections of past cast in light of tomorrow coming year’s promise *   *   * Tomorrow’s Promise ~ Heron reflects on day gone by • Photo and … More Good Night!

Cold World

“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” — Marty Rubin stay tucked in tight when the sky is frozen cold shivers tell story *   *   * Head under wing ~ Tiny sparrow huddles against cold • Photo and “Cold World” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Temper

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   blinded by temper ability to laugh gone better to calm down *   *   * “Stay away! This is mine” ~ Angry Grackle guards his claim of suet • Photo and “Temper” haiku by Mary O’Connor … More Temper

Great Lengths

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Pablo Picasso stretching limbs and mind reaching for full potential attainable goal *   *   * Great Lengths ~ Within Reach! photo and “Great Lengths” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Facing Forward

“When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first.” — Kyo Shirodaira steps moving forward bring future into focus leave past in shadow *   *   * Leaving Doubt Behind ~ Lesser Yellowlegs by Oyster River – Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Facing Forward” Haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2020