Wandering in my garden this morning I spotted this dragonfly. I smiled! I know dragonflies and butterflies mean transformation, but only to confirm I did a quick google search and I found:
“A dragonfly symbol represents change and transformation. It is a reminder for you to shed more light and joy in your life. It tells you not to remain in the dark or the shadows.”https://worldbirds.com/dragonfly-symbolism/
Isn’t it wonderful? It goes well with my thoughts yesterday about being more in the shadow than in the light.
Tanka Tuesday this week is Share your day, I wrote the Haiku below about a tiny part of my day.
messages and signs from beyond the facts and truth a garden of joy
gratitude garden where colourful dreams lay down the tenderness floats
Many years ago we seeded a few tulip bulbs around our maple tree, just in case they decided to show up, not much care, a few digs and the bulbs were laid to rest. It was a cold October day, and I didn’t want to go outside, I sent hubby to do the job and I watched him through the living room window. Throughout the harsh winter, we forgot about the bulbs, but in the following spring the most gorgeous tulips popped up. Since then, we have had the most beautiful tulips garden on the street, the neighbours stop by to appreciate them.
Tanka Tuesday is all about colours this week. Nothing more colourful than my tulips, so I wrote a Haiku for them. Hope you enjoy it!
mouthwatering blue a nature’s delicacy sumptuous berries
Breakfast anyone? With the arrival of spring all the fresh and delicious berries start to show up at the stores. I enjoy to ate a handful of them early morning, it’s like I’m gifting myself with a load of antioxidants.
blue and yellow blast
i'm lost in a field of dreams
edge of the abyss
i look at my hands
the tiny emerald ring
roots me to the earth
it's time to grow and renew
the grass dancing with the breeze
Is anyone else feeling at the edge of the abyss? This winter has been so long and the creativity muse has left. Finally, this week the outdoors grey is giving some space for the sunshine and I’m starting to reclaim my creativity.
Tanka Tuesday this week is colours of the rainbow, green. My poem, consisting of a haiku and a tanka, intentionally doesn’t have the word green in it, but it has ‘green’ all over it. Hope you enjoy it!
it's dragging me down
Middle of January is always difficult, winter blues guiding to lack of creativity. I hadn’t worked on any art page for so long, today I decided to add yellow and pink to a page. A pop of colour to lift my mood. I like my choice of colours: yellow and pink! Yellow means happiness and reminds me of sunshine; pink is related to self-care and love. This reminded me to buy flowers this weekend!
This week Tanka Tuesday is a little bit silly. Colleen wants that we create our own poetry form! We should combine our favourite form with another one of our choice. And we must give a name to it!
I took this photo a few weeks ago, the foggy was dense when I started my walk and little by little it started to dissipate. It was a wonderful early morning and I knew I would write a poem about it.
I’m combining my favourite form, Haiga (Haiku + photography), with Choka (5 + 7 )n + 7 + 7 lines at the end. I’m naming my new poetry form Choiga!
a foggy morning
the fantasy meets the sky
the answer is there
ever out of reach
blending in one split second
balance is missing
transforming gloom into hope
stop the invasion
the past dissipates away
words without any meaning
as the summer days go by