A meditation

These past few months have been a meditation of sorts - on the meaning of life not on the grand scale but on the minutiae of everyday living, mine; and on the impact this life has on those around me. We live in relationship to each other after all, whether we acknowledge it or not. … Continue reading A meditation

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Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soul’s balm Frantic lives spin, intruding Be still, be present. ~ FlorenceT   When storms come, stay still. Hush! Listen. A symphony. Glorious beauty. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #244. This week's prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check … Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

Do not. #Haiku 240

Futile words, empty promises, when will they end? Please do not persist. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #240. This week's prompt words are do and say. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Do not. #Haiku 240

Memories #Haiku 239

time shan’t wait; bitter memories remain so sweet loving will be marred. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #239. This week's prompt words are sugar and bitter. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Memories #Haiku 239

Answers #Haiku 237

Beyond words, I turn to the future; no reply. "Love me?" you had asked. ~ FlorenceT   Here's a positive one? 🙂 Just a nod - I do envision a beaut future, Your question, answered. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #237. This week's prompt words are answer and question. If you are … Continue reading Answers #Haiku 237

The Journey…again

Remembering Mary Oliver, and her poem which changed my life…

MEANINGS AND MUSINGS

Graham Greene said,

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back, or from which to look ahead.

And so is the narrative of our life. The choice of that moment of experience will colour our future, and the memory of our past.

Which moment of experience defines our past, or will define our future?  Which moments of experience are the reference points for the narrative you call life?

One narrative  which particularly impacts us is our romantic relationships and the commitments we make because of it. It brings to the fore memories, hopes and dreams because of a shared vision.

I came across this poem titled ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver which speak to the journey of a relationship.

Journey - Mary Oliver

Here is a Soundcloud audio track of The Journey read by MJ Hummingway.

I posted another poem, by David Whyte…

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When he still needs me

When he still needs me Not to be his crutch, his protector Neither craving attention nor adulation; But a witness to his life - a celebrant of his success, another within his fold; His solid ground, his secure net. Ah, the joy lighting his face to know he belongs, that he is loved A vision … Continue reading When he still needs me

Blue #Haiku 235

After a short hiatus, let me begin 2019 with a haiku 🙂 Green grass, clear blue sky Yet it 'sounds like when doves cry' You left and I'm cold. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #235. This week's prompt words are grass and dove. If you are interested in participating, go to … Continue reading Blue #Haiku 235

Past #Haiku 233

  chastity a prize, blushing a feminine trait; those times are no more. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #233. This week's prompt words are blush and chaste. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if … Continue reading Past #Haiku 233

Vessel #Haiku 231

  my vision is clear; to reach the goal I will be a vessel for love. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #231. This week's prompt words are goal and cup. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes … Continue reading Vessel #Haiku 231

Today #Haiku 230

Well I'm back after a short holiday (and hiatus from blogging) and noticing 2018 is nearly done. Years seem to roll by, and I think there will be a few intentions being set for the coming year.  But not just yet. In the meantime, my haiku/senryu for this week. All of us exist. Yet who … Continue reading Today #Haiku 230

Resolution #Haiku 226

A resolution To past questions, to engage A conversation. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #226. This week's prompt words are question and resolve. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are new to … Continue reading Resolution #Haiku 226

Struck #Haiku 224

Struck by her beauty Now I yearn for redemption Hunger no longer. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #225. This week's prompt words are hunger and strike. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Struck #Haiku 224

Renaissance #Haiku 224

Enlightenment calls Art and beauty, science and faith, True worthy compass. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #224. This week's prompt words are art and compass. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are … Continue reading Renaissance #Haiku 224