Beyond walls # Gogyohka

Flowers and fragrance filling our senses
Elements of truth opening hearts
Flickering dreams
Where the space fathers purpose
Beyond the walls the world waits

I’ve been without inspiration lately, it’s difficult to sit and to do something else that it’s not related to my office work. I’ve spending lots of time in the garden and reading. I guess, sometimes we only need to take in and others to create.

Today I decided to give a push and write a little, I wrote few pages in my journal and came up with this poem, a Gogyohka for Colleen’s challenge Poet’s choice. Remember you should read each line in one breath!

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Nurt Thurs :: Expression

Refreshing and creating

Expression is the essence of thought.

Tony Calderone

We all need fresh air from time to time, to open up our mind and let our feelings surface. It’s like that say: Thinking outside the box!

Expression is the mystery of beauty.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

There are so many rules and directions to be followed for each task at any moment. We get lost in the middle of them. Where is the creativity in all of this?

To express one’s inner self so that others can understand you, is art. If your expressions are elevated and beautiful, it is good art.

Anonymous

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Tanka Tuesday: Snowing

Colleen has added another form of poetry to the challenge, Haiga! A combination of poetry and image. I love it because I can incorporate 2 of my favorite forms of creative together: photography and poetry.

Haiga is sometimes called observational poetry because it contains an image with either a haiku or senryu written on it or near it.  

Colleen Chesebro

Being the first Tuesday of the month, we get to choose our own words for the challenge, I’ve chosen Earth and Soul.

Flakes kissing the Earth 
A moment to be treasured
Softness for the Soul

Hope you enjoy my first Haiga, and if you want to know more about it, please check Colleen’s post here.

noticing # 47

Few things that made smile this week:

my autumn decoration made with leaves from my maple tree and tiny vases.  they are spread all over my home now. I do this every year, autumn leaves replacing the summer flowers.

i went to get a cup of tea and came out with this delicious spider donut. i  couldn’t resist its cuteness! surprises from Tim Hortons, a coffee chain here in Canada.

an early morning view from my living room window.

noticing little things along the way.

wishing a wonderful weekend to you!

E.

 

noticing # 46

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A cup of tea and a book always make me happy. This book is awesome! Easy to read, few characters and the main one is a woman. My kind of book!

I’m almost done with this book. Not sure what I’ll read next, maybe a mystery on my Kindle. Any suggestion? What are you reading right now?

Have a great Friday!

noticing # 45

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Noticing how difficult it is to listen to our own voice, that voice that tells us secrets, wishes, and passions. This month, The Phoenix Soul magazine is all about it. It’s nice to read that many women have the same trouble, we don’t give permission and/or time to ourselves to check within;  how we are doing, if we are in the place and moment we need to be…

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One of my photos is in there!!! So happy to see my photo in this issue, really a connection to my moment right now.

 

noticing # 42

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Good Morning! Aren’t these cards pretty and perfect for the starting of the week?

For sure they are perfect for me: Pray, love and begin.

I lost my mind a few times last week. I need to be calm and focus, I need to be my true self. I can’t let people and insecurity take away my peace.

Going back to my mantra: Stop, Breathe, Listen and I should add Pray, Love, Begin.

Wishing a lovely week to you!

E.