Creation

“All works of nature created by God in heaven and on earth are works of sculpture.” — Benvenuto Cellini curve neck just this way display intricate pattern Grecian urn takes shape *   *   * Sculpted ~ Anhinga poses under light of Florida sun • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Creation” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor … More Creation

Hiding

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” — Sophocles hiding treasured things better to keep in plain sight no one will look there *   *   * Hiding ~ “Is it safe to come out?” • Photo of white-tailed deer hiding in woods by Jan Logozzo • “Hiding” haiku poem by … More Hiding

Wasted

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn nothing achieved time spent just sitting around use it or lose it *   *   * Just Sitting Around ~ Sparrows on Stone Wall photo and “Wasted” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Outdone

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” — John Ruskin beauty wannabe costumed in trendy fashion outdone by nature *   *   * Nature’s Plain Beauty ~ Fashion, pure and simple • Red-winged Blackbird photo by Jan Logozzo • “Outdone” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

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

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

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

Stretch

“There is no better exercise  for your heart  than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” — Bernard Meltzer stretching up and up beyond the top of the sky opens unseen doors *   *   * Big Stretch ~ Sky within Reach • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Stretch” Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © … More Stretch