Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

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Southern migration
Autumn’s cold front conveyance
Bird’s night Hejira

Orion and Sirius
Give chase at morning’s first light

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Special #220 Orion, a haibun by Dolores Fegan our featured haiku poetess




Beautiful sunrise
Shared with a friend from Ukraine
Our souls are the same

United in our silence
At the wonders of nature

Last week I had the honor of sponsoring an Environmental Delegate from the Ukraine. At first we struggled a bit with communication but with the use of a translation app (and a little bit of patience), we always managed to understand each other and soon we got into a groove. She had never been kayaking before and was eager to go but the weather had been uncooperative for most of the week. Finally on her last morning we got up before dawn to calm weather and launched in time to watch the sun rise on the bayou. She was a natural at paddling but what I loved most was that we would both stop and silently take in the beauty of the morning. No words were needed.

In response to the The Daily Post: Silence