One-Liner Wednesday — List

Anything I cannot do right away goes to the top of my procrastination list.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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Free as a Bird

Birds because they glide through sky
Are free since wings can take them high.
I also trust the lordly tree
Is free though rooted down with me.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Photos: “Bird at Sunrise”, above, and “Royal Terns in a Row”, below.

Royal Terns in a Row

Loss

Even when it all is lost
And one must start again
Another birth and crumbs are tossed
And joy comes walking in.


Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night. Bjorn is hosting.

Photos: “Fern Looking Up”, above, and “Fern Looking Down”, below.

Fern Looking Down

One-Liner Wednesday — Compassion

Compassion keeps us warm in winter. Anger turns the summer off.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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Opposites

Sorrow from the clearing goes.
Joy there lost today.
Rejection grips as sadness grows.
The woods of darkness stay.

I’ll follow sorrow, if I may.
It wanders mindfully.
“Don’t waste your time,” the wise may say,
“Those woods are dark. You’ll lose your way.”
Forgiveness strengthens me.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Lillian is hosting with the theme of opposites. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Light Green Dark Green”, above, and “Upside Down Reflection of Right Side Up”, below.

Upside Down Reflection of Right Side Up Reality

Long Ago

My first job was in data processing. The night shift gave me the day to enjoy the city. I mounted magnetic tape onto drives as tall I was. It was a job that begged to be automated. That was long ago. Like Sisyphus, I can still see myself mounting those tapes only to take them down again.

My walk to work led past the Art Institute. I spent an hour each afternoon wandering through the exhibits. I can still see some of them.

One of the benefits of membership, at least in those days, long ago, in what I would even call the mysterious dark ages of my life, was the free coffee that the Institute offered in the afternoon. I became a regular around four in the afternoon with a dozen retirees who were always there and a few strangers who might wander in some afternoon and whom we would never see again. I can still taste that coffee.

Through daydreams blow the breeze of memory.
When shadows break I look and sometimes see.


Text: Linked to dVerse Haibun Monday.  Jilly is hosted with the challenge to the traditional form.

Photos: “Blue and Green”, above, and “Red and Green”, below.

Red and Green

Forever Together

It’s funny what these people do.
They’ve planted us here two by two.
Perhaps that’s how they’d love to be
Forever blessed through empathy.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “forever together”.

Photos: “Two Rows of Trees”, above, and “Two Birds”, below.

Two Birds