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silent sunday



June 8, 2014 · 2:17 pm

a silent golden glow…

A dandelion inquired,

“Do you like butter?”

dandelion (3) dandelion (2)A silent golden glow…

was her chin’s response.

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a flower at a traveler’s inn

Overtaken by darkness

I will lodge under

the boughs of a tree.

Flowers alone

host me tonight.

                                               ~Taira-no-Tadanori (1144-84)*



Japanese Death Poems

Yoel Hoffmann

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weekly photo challenge: on the move


The afternoon swam by

like a giant fish

with red translucent scales.

In its stillness

the palm trees were copper

and coconuts round

with the clanging of a gong; my eyes

were sweetened

in the orange sifting of oboes.

                                       ~Wang Phui Nam (1935-)*


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fire in the sea

an anthology of poetry and art

Sue Cowing


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weekly photo challenge: spring

So very still, even

cherry blossoms are not stirred

by the temple bell


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The Sound of Water

Trans: Sam Hamill

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i dreamt i was a butterfly

Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.*


Taoist regard the reality of imagination and of dreams as no less real than what is usually called realty by contrast.

*Zhuangzi, Butterfly and a Companion: Meditation on the 1 of 3 Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu


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wordless wednesday


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April 2, 2014 · 4:00 pm



Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power. ~ Jeff Berner

Originally posted on Nathan De Ruwe:

Every time I heard about Morocco, it was about their culture, the spices, traditions,…  It got me very excited to visit this country. However after my visit I have a different opinion.

I saw the darker side of Morocco which is hidden from normal tourists. The dirty streets, poverty, bad living conditions,…  There is more to these people than what meets the eye especially if you leave the touristic places.

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March 24, 2014 · 4:12 pm

the rememberer


the rememberer…is a person who defies the natural laws of decay, one who makes the heart a more hospitable  ground for the traces of the past than stone could ever be. The rememberer might also be a lonely rebel against the passage of time. To resist the erasures occasioned by this passage of time, memories have to be written down.

…the memories which lie within us are not carved in stone, nor do they tend to become erased as years go by. But often they change, or even grow by incorporating extraneous features. ‘This scant reliability of our memories will be satisfactorily explained only when we know in what language, what alphabet they are written, on what surface, and with what pen: to this day we are still far from this goal.’ [Primo Levi] *


Bridge Across Broken Time

Vera Schwarez


EV Abraham


BC Kofford

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photo friday: climate

A nipping wind!

tearing into the rock,

the voice of water.





Haiku Master Buson

Yuki Sawa

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