Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Solstice

This summer solstice
Golden sun’s prodigious eye
Aligns with flowers

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #192: Eyes and inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #90 Crossroads … Summer Solstice (Troiku Hineri)


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After

Mirage of trees
Shimmer in reflection
Cold hard glass

Spiritless crow
Adorning the sidewalk
Window strike

The unfortunate demise of this crow gave me an opportunity to appreciate for a moment the beautiful fragility of its being. What a privilege to hold such a captivating creature before it is rendered back to dust and a poignant reminder that in a mere instant, the miracle of being can be extinguished.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #191: Being


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Heavens

Man made heavens
A meretricious imitation
To trees covered in birdsong

Don’t get me wrong, I am in awe of the human capability to create beautiful art, but nothing compares to the cosmos which is what inspires our art in the first place. Waking up under a canopy of trees by a birdsong alarm is my idea of heaven (even if my old back is stiff from sleeping on the ground).

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #185: Heavens