27th February 2017

seven 
bowls of water...
morning prayers




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NB  In the Vajrayana tradition, instead of offering only a single cup of water, there is the custom of offering seven bowls of water, which represent the seven limbs of prayer. These seven components include the (1) Paying of homage, (2) Giving of offerings, (3) Repentance of misgivings, (4) Rejoicing in goodness, (5) Requesting the Buddhas to remain, ( 6) Inviting them to teach, and (7) Dedicating of merits.  

26th February 2017

our last glass of wine...
another butterfly
staggers homeward






25th February 2017


drought...
the brook forgets
to sing its song




23d February 2017

moon magic...
your cool hands on my skin
feather light



22nd February 2017



without you
what do I know
of tomorrow



21st February 2017

first flakes
how gently you settle
on my mind




20th  February 2017

going home
on the far side of the rain
echoes of laughter




 19th February 2017


housebound 
the deep secrets
of small things



18th February 2017

moon bridge
pale koi circling
the sky



17tyh February 2017

day's end
the moonlit scales
on the old salt's hands




16th Febraury 2017


into the silence
the lament of a
wood pigeon




15th February 2017

frog spawn
for a little while
I am ten again



14th February 2017

childhood haunt...
all the bluebells I forgot
to remember



13th February 2017

spring melt
the white noise telling it
just as it is




112th February 2017

finding its way
to places I have
never seen



11th February 2017

fresh new day
through meadow mist a flutter of wings




10th February 2017

visiting you...
the back of my hand
brushing my eyes




9th February 2017


water colour...
my mood sky-blue
with promise



8th February 2017

breakthrough...
a potpourri
of birdsong




7th February 2017

another year...
only one of us
on our favourite walk






6th February 2017

through the keyhole
a sliver of moonlight...
you shone as brightly





 5th February 2017

barely a ripple
a swan folding 
into its wings




4th February 2017

first touch of spring
could it be more green



3rd February 207

flower beds...
reaching for morning
waiting for butterflies




2nd February 2017

discovery
the art of being human...
sometimes it's easy



1st February 2017

moonlight
polishing a haiku
until it sparkles




31st January 2017


losing her...
the forgetfullness
of  shining days




30th January 2017

afterglow...
a stillness returns
to the lake



29th January 2017

into winter...
between heaven and earth
accompanied by eagles