Tribute

“A world of grief and pain flowers bloom — even then.” — Kobayashi Issa palette of colors softness thrives in callous world artistic tribute *   *   * Orchid Palette ~ Florida orchids in multiple hues salute the people of Ukraine • Photos by Jan Logozzo • “Tribute” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2022 Pages … More Tribute

Disorder

“I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world.” — Yoko Ono chaos all around beauty and stillness stand out offset disorder *   *   * Overseer ~ Great Egret brings a semblance of order to disorder at the crab bridge • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Disorder” haiku … More Disorder

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

Tranquility

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou light shining through reveals inner sense of peace tranquility glow *   *   * Shining Through ~ Red Lion Amaryllis in full bloom • Photo and “Tranquility” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Golden Glory

“The morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow golden light sets stage blossoms offer breath of life moments of peace born *   *   * Golden Glory ~ California Poppies brighten day – Photo by Jan Logozzo • Golden Glory Haiku poem* by Mary O‘Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Golden Glory

Normalcy

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.” — Warren G. Harding battered and frayed yearning for return of calm loss of normalcy *   *   * Weathered Pigeon ~ Photo and ‘Loss of Normalcy’ Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Purple

“All other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul.” — Uniek Swain ironic union power of red, peace of blue royalty, mourning *   *   * Showstoppers ~ Dinnerplate dahlias pack rich, solid color into deep purple blossoms • Photo and Purple Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese … More Purple

Sheltered

“You can’t find peace by hiding from life.” — Nicole Kidman maybe it is safe leaving this place of cover to join yet risk life *   *   * Venturing Out ~ Tiny fawn peeks from sheltering cover • Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2020

Eye Candy

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace *   *   * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy

Resistance

“Sometimes there’s truth in old clichés. There can be no real peace without justice. And without resistance there will be no justice.” — Arundhati Roy heads tucked under eyes closed to world around blocking light of change *   *   * Resistance ~ Sleeping Mute Swans* photo by Jan Logozzo • “Resistance” Haiku** by Mary O’Connor … More Resistance