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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blowing In The Wind

Carpe Diem #611, 
Sylph, 
spirit of the wind

The wail of the warning sirens awakens the senses.  A peek out the front door confirms the approaching storm clouds.  Gather all that is important and take cover.  Quickly.  In a tub with heads covered by blankets families protect their young.  In basements with heads covered, young and old huddle in fear.  As the walls shudder the air is filled with the sounds of breaking glass and wood.  The suction pulls at the arms of the mother desperately holding onto her child.  As suddenly as it came it is gone.  Leaving a path of brokenness.

sylphs wildly dance
in frolicsome circles -
collateral winds

©  Janice Adcock

The Midwest of the U.S. is nicknamed Tornado Alley.  One swath of land near my in-laws home was hit twice within a three year period.  We lived 25 miles to the east.  The tornadoes danced past us, too.  Ledger page with the names of folks we knew fell in our yard.  Some of the damaged homes were just left to rot the second time they were hit.  Maybe you can glimpse a Sylph dancing a little to much in this video of the 2003 twister.





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Saturday, November 22, 2014

transformation

Carpe Diem #610, 
Transformation
 (2nd Vision Quest, 3rd day)

Inspiration and additional posts can be seen here.

Our final day ...
in search of our inner beauty
transformed

© Chèvrefeuille


anger filled heart freed
neither hate nor malice -
suspended in love

©  Janice Adcock

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Friday, November 21, 2014

dusk


Information, inspiration and many poets can be found here.

At dusk the harvest moon
paints a pine-tree
against the blue

© Ransetsu

one last row to cut
dusk overtakes the harvest
worker sighs relief

©  Janice Adcock

sourc:  http://www.allaboardharvest.com/


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Barren

Carpe Diem
 "Sparkling Stars" #13, " "

the childless woman,
how tender she is
to the dolls!

© Ransetsu (Tr. Blyth)

The words fell hard on them, "You will probably never conceive.  "Chances are one in a.."  A mind numbing number was all they heard.  Each clung to the other's hand.  Looking at a dreamed of family evaporate before them.  A ghost family.  A family never to be.  Wombs to carry and breasts to nourish laying fallow as a drought stricken field.

clouds move overhead
no crops for harvest this year
empty rain guage

©  Janice Adcock
Photograph by Matt Black for Matter


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escape

Carpe Diem #609, 
 (2nd Vision Quest, day 1)
©  Janice Adcock
Self hypnosis is a technic taught to persons with chronic pain.  Body resting in a chair, bed or anywhere comfortable.  Scented aromas and music can add to the atmosphere.  Eyes closed.  Breathe in slowly, breathe out even more slowly.  Thoughts focused on this deep breathing.  Let your mind drift to a place where you are safe and at peace.  Begin to let the tension flow out of your head with each breath.  Move down your body breathing in comfort and breathing out the tension and pain.  Feel the muscles of the heart and lungs as they relax into a blissful resting state.  Let oneself feel the pleasure of this moment.  Feel the escape from pain, sadness and worry.  Bask in the beauty of this freedom.  Of the soul's release into another dimension of creation.  At the end of the next song slowly return from your vision quest with a renewed body and soul.  Slowly open your eyes to ...... the changed you.

deep, slow breathing -
soul flies over the valley
blessed escape!

©  Janice Adcock

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first snow

source: Carpe Diem Kaiku Kai
Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #60, 
Yozakura






©  Janice Adcock

bright autumn moon
bare branches moving like arms -
the first snow

© Yozakura

snowflakes sprinkled on the logs
my loves hands stoking the fire

©  Janice Adcock




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Time

Carpe Diem Special #118, 
Tomas Tranströmer's fourth
 "in time with the moon" 
(Vision Quest day 2)

source:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Inspirational haiku:

and the night streams in
from east to west, traveling
in time with the moon

© Tomas Tranströmer


source:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


hammock's soft swaying
dreaming in the moonlight -
time traveler sleeps

©  Janice Adcock

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