Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mountain mystique - haiga


time stashes secrets
into the folds of mountains
only the wind knows

(photo : Rimutaka mountains, Upper Hutt)
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Creation - haiga

all of creation
smiles from a single bloom
joyous as a child

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There is Buddha

in the still space
between each thought
the Buddha waits


in the ceaseless sound
of the water
there is Buddha

© Santoka Taneda

Monday, March 09, 2015


Sunday, March 08, 2015

This being a woman

This being a woman
is a holding back

words caught in the throat
pebbles, rocks, boulders,
but isn't it the stones
that make the river sing?

This being a woman
is a flowing around

a liquid grace,
a sinuous tenacity,
what obstacle has ever
stopped a river in flow?

This being a woman
is a relearning

no matter how much
the world breaks you,
were you not always
unbreakable and whole?

This being a woman
is a discovering

amidst a world that
denies you your dignity,
finding a world inner,
pure, precious, powerful.

This being a woman
is always about love

you may love one
or may love many,
but above all
you must love your self


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Heart of a Woman

by Georgia Douglas Johnson
The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn,
As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on,
Afar o'er life's turrets and vales does it roam
In the wake of those echoes the heart calls home.

The heart of a woman falls back with the night,
And enters some alien cage in its plight,
And tries to forget it has dreamed of the stars
While it breaks, breaks, breaks on the sheltering bars.