Tag Archives: impermanence

Momentary Freedom

Queen's Poppy

The photo is of a papaver hybridum, or “Queen’s Poppy”, in our backyard. Each magnificent bloom lasts only a day before its ephemeral beauty blows away. Like a short-lived blossom, each moment is a purity unto itself. Ephemeral. Unrepeatable. Unique. … Continue reading

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Leaf Imprint

Above is a photo I took during my morning meditation walk. Below is a haiku inspired by the photo. Please share a haiku that comes to you as you view the photo. (A traditional haiku is 3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 … Continue reading

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Elegy for a Fir Tree

Douglas Fir Coming Down

A Douglas Fir in our backyard has died. Its picture perfect posture drew the eye heavenward through needles and cones up its narrowing spine Toward Infinity. The grandfather of the homestead made the blue sky coy as it played peek-a-boo … Continue reading

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