Bee’s Life * (tanka)

duty collecting

her overwhelming nature

demands fulfillment

sustains all those within hive

queen bears life drones role now ends

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*Footnote:

The lives of bees is amazing as they play an important role in our world. With pollution and insecticides bees are endangered. The first link explains the dangers to all pollinators. The second explains the life and rolls in the colony of bees. 🌎✌🏻❤️🌻🐝

http://greatpollinatorproject.org/conservation/major-threats-to-pollinators

https://www.perfectbee.com/learn-about-bees/the-life-of-bees/inside-and-out-of-the-beehive

Ranga Demands ~ More in Less*

1

rain bathes ground

pond no longer parched

robust life springs forth

2

awake sunlit wings

shimmer flutter

3

among the cat tails

dragonflies dance

free spirits on the wind

4

bulrushes nod

from lakeside prisons

5

freedom in rebirth

filtered pressed

white Parchment awaits

6

maple oil

stains Akimibi’s cloak

7

sakura leaves

dying in red and yellow-

Kyoto fire

8

chrysanthemums bundle

in chilled air

9

Yuki-onna rests

hand holds stay

turns into snow flurries

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*Footnote:

First I’d like to give credit to James Kahn for writing verses 4, 6 and 7, also teaching me something new.

I found this form of poetry extremely difficult. One must form an image using the least amount of syllables.

One thought must lead into the next in a progression on the subject. In Japanese poetry less is more or more is less, whichever way you want to look at it.

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html

If you wish to learn more about this form of poetry, I have provided informative links.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renga

The photo is a mosaic done by Irina Charny to see more of her works visit:

http://icmosaics.com/archived-work/four-seasons.html

🌎✌🏻❤️😊

Loves me? Loves… * (haiku)

always game of chance

petals plucked same question asked

may get right result

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However we always play this game. It’s human natures constant quest for the right answer. 😁 🌎✌🏻❤️🌻

The Cafe *

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*Footnote:

I have always loved Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Not just those few that everyone knows. I had a chance to see his collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. It even had a life size reproduction of his room. All I can say it was amazing to see every brush stroke, every line of ink, the work involved. Below is a link to view his body of works

https://www.vincent-van-gogh-gallery.org/

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Rivers End * (haiku)

rivers flowing free~

joining into ocean pool~

gathers all in one

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*Footnote:

If you would like to know more about the maker of the beautiful river basin map and further information a link is provided.

A Beautiful Map Featuring Every River Basin in the World Highlighted In Bright Rainbow Colors

Every day our waterways become more polluted by industry and yes sadly us. Hugh islands consisting of plastic flotsam are appearing in our oceans, our coral reefs are dying. Below are links with more information about our worldwide water problem. 🌎✌🏻❤️💧🌊

https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/water/

8 Organizations Making a Difference in Global Water Issues

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner * (Haiku)

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Footnote:

Meet Charlie our little red beagle, (his sin would be gluttony :}) whenever we aren’t looking he invites himself to the table. If you dare to leave your seat with food left on the plate you forfeit it. Charlie is at it quicker than lighting.

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A Sign (haiku)

concrete city path

love grows green filling crevice

seen beneath my feet

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*Footnote

We all wake up in the morning, head out to work. Our days aren’t always perfect. This particular morning I had many things on my mind, decisions to make. One doesn’t seek out depression, sometimes it just creeps up on you. I walked to the bus stop, head hung down. Thinking to myself, how alone I felt. I muttered a short prayer asking, “Please I need a sign that things will get better.” With amazement the reply appeared beneath my feet. You may think this a coincidence, others as a sign from above. I’m a spiritual person, not overtly religious. However from that moment I saw it, my spirit was lifted. I walked with purpose, holding my head high. All those things that worried me, worked themselves out. Sometimes the Beloved taps us on the shoulder ever so lightly as a reminder He’s with you . 🌎 ✌🏻 ❤️