Parity

“This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie hope for parity erupts in show of fury no longer silent *   *   * Hope ~ Bearded White … More Parity

Solidarity

“True happiness comes from living life in harmony with all that is.” — Gail Lynne Goodwin tiny blossoms stand in unity with others harmony proclaimed *   *   * Harmony ~ Lilies of Valley photo and Solidarity Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, … More Solidarity

Contentment

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure.” — Lao Tzu meadow grass samplings fulfill bodily cravings simple contentment *   *   * Simple Contentment ~ Photo at Tiffany Farms and Contentment Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and … More Contentment

Patience

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” — Joyce Meyer waiting to blossom color in all its fullness hidden at moment *   *   * Waiting to Blossom ~ Rhododendron bud photo and Patience Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of … More Patience

Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

Real Estate Special

“Real estate is the closest thing to a proverbial pot of gold.” — Aida Louise Huxtable delightful condo upper level balconies views of trees and sky *   *   * Condo Listing ~ Real Estate Special • Haiku poem* and photos by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three … More Real Estate Special

Birth

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy life gives birth to spring little trace of winter stress just stretch marks of light *   *   * Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Birth

Energize

“…change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” — John Steinbeck nature’s wind turbine stifles viral infection energizes life *   *   * Wind Power ~ Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem … More Energize

French Soap

“Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what’s going to happen next.” — Sarah McLachlan FRENCH SOAP Its yellow wrapper speaks in a language with which I struggle but nonetheless convinced me to buy one sunny summer day while touring abroad. At home, this prize is stored away— a souvenir, … More French Soap

Swallows

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie   When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance *   * … More Swallows