-haiga posted on redRavine, Saturday, January 24th, 2015
-Part of a yearly practice to write a short form piece of poetry in my Moleskine journal once a day for the next year. Related to post: haiku 4 (one a day) Meets renga 52
Posted in Haiku, Nature, Photography, Practice, Seasons, tagged daily practices, haiga, haiku as practice, ice, using windows to ground, winter haiku, yearly practices on January 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Thirsty, Droid Shots, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2015, haiku & photograph © 2015 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
-haiga posted on redRavine, Saturday, January 10th, 2015
-Part of a yearly practice to write a short form piece of poetry in my Moleskine journal once a day for the next year. Related to post haiku 4 (one-a-day) Meets renga 52
Posted in Haiku, Holding My Breath, Life, Love, Nature, Poetry, Practice, Relationships, Seasons, Wake Up, tagged daily practices, haibun, midwinter blues, Minnehaha Falls, summer nights, the practice of poetry, video, wind chill on January 4, 2015 | 2 Comments »
Top Of Minnehaha Falls, Droid Shots, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 2014, video © 2014 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
Top of Minnehaha Falls
Twilight turns the water to mist.
Mosquitoes hum, a cool breeze
grazes the hair on my arms.
Laughter echoes off steep walls,
the three of us pull close
for one last photograph.
“You are lucky to have her,” she told me.
White winter night,
bundled beneath down comforters,
the warmth of your skin sizzles against mine.
silent monarch wings –
top of Minnehaha Falls
drowning in summer
-posted on red Ravine, Sunday, January 4th, 2015
-related to post haiku 4 (one-a-day) Meets renga 52
Posted in Animals & Critters, Haiku, Nature, Poetry, Practice, Seasons, Secrets, Silence, Things That Fly, tagged 5lines, Charles Anderson, dragonflies, dragonfly migration, gogyohka, Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, nature as muse, prehistoric insects, summer, the magic of mystery, The Nature Conservancy, Wandering Glider on August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Wandering Glider, Droid Shots, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 2014, photos © 2014 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
in purple rain–
migrating thousands of miles
to sit still in my garden
Dragonflies have existed for over 300 million years. According to the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, about 16 of the 326 dragonfly species in North America are regular migrants, some traveling hundreds to thousands of miles each year. The major migratory species in North America are: common green darner (Anax junius), wandering glider (Pantala flavescens), spot-winged glider (Pantala hymenaea), black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata), and variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum). Learn more about the mystery of dragonfly migration at The Nature Conservancy piece, Dragonfly Migration: A Mystery Citizen Scientists Can Help Solve, and at Dragonflies That Fly Across Oceans, a TED talk by biologist Charles Anderson.
-posted on red Ravine, Friday, August 8th, 2014
Posted in Bodies Of Water, Culture, Haiku, Photography, Place, Poetry, Practice, Relationships, tagged b&w photography, haiga, muse, red Ravine guest writers, South Pacific, tanka, the practice of poetry, Timothy Hastings, Tonga on August 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
By Timothy Hastings
Seaside, Kingdom of Tonga, May, 2014, photo © 2014 by Timothy Hastings. All rights reserved.
seaside, selling shells
each of her beautiful strands
spoke her memories
we shared names and nods and smiles
and lapping waves sang her song
-related to post: haiku 4 (one-a-day) Meets renga 52
Posted in Architecture, Culture, Haiku, Holidays, On the Road, Poetry, Practice, Things That Fly, tagged A Place To Stand, American flag, American history, architecture and light, Emma Lazarus, flags, freedom, freedom for all, Independence Day, July 4th, liberty, senryu, sonnets, Statue of Liberty, The New Colossus on July 4, 2014 | 3 Comments »
DAR Flag, Grand Hyatt, Droid Shots, Washington, D.C., June 2014, photos © 2014 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
a place to stand
for all who have fallen
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
This tablet with her sonnet to the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty engraved upon it, is placed upon these walls
in loving memory of Emma Lazarus
Born in New York City, July 22nd, 1849
Died November 19th, 1887
-Quote on the bronze plaque from the Liberty exhibit in the base of the Statue of Liberty, originally posted on red Ravine in the piece Going To New York. It was presented by philanthropist Georgiana Schuyler in 1903, twenty years after Emma Lazarus wrote her sonnet. Originally displayed on the interior wall of the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, it was placed in the Liberty exhibit in the base of the monument in July, 1886.
Throwback Thursday: When John Adams Thought Independence Day Was July 2
Exercising the freedom to NOT celebrate Independence Day
What the Declaration of Independence Means to Americans Today
-posted on red Ravine, Friday, July 4th, 2014.
Posted in Death, Dreams, Haiku, Holding My Breath, Life, Photography, Practice, Seasons, Wake Up, tagged Death as a new beginning, haiga, images of flowers, losing a friend, spring days, the practice of haiku on May 31, 2014 | 3 Comments »
Finally. Spring. , Droid Shots, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2014, photos © 2014 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
beneath the weight of her death
a blossoming light
-posted on red Ravine, Saturday, May 31st, 2014