good fortune

IMG_2614years of patience — or
love of tangy crab Rangoon —
can bring good fortune

 

your life will be happy and peaceful (fortune from august 4th 2017)

image and haiku by Jennifer Fifield

 

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distant

tree in park google wikimediaEarly morning dreams
you silently,
slowly
wave hello

In the park,
of family picnics, atop
dry yellow grass.
‘Twas a version of
you. New and old. Standing,
limbs awakened.

The wave, distant.

Not knowing
what to believe, one
hopes
you see him.
… catch up
on story telling.
… fill in the holes
of
pieces
lost.

A numbed existence,
altered
by loss, has
inundated any emotion.
Tears dilute
all
that
was.

Early morning dreams
you silently,
slowly
wave goodbye.

 

Written by Jennifer Fifield
Image from Google Images

34/108: pranayama

Yoga, double exposurepranayama: an element of yoga that involves awareness of the breath and managing the way in which one breathes.

“Or that calm is retained by the controlled exhalation or retention of the breath” — Patanjali (Who Was Patanjali, Yoga Journal)

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Italicized quote from Patanjali
Image from Google Images

33/108: busylessness

photo-1432691301971-c8b920198bd7Busylessness can be described as living more mindfully, engaging in being “not busy,” and enjoying a life of greater peace and calm.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

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Italicized quote from Thich Nhat Hanh
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how you fall

photo-1424746219973-8fe3bd07d8e3would you choose to know
take a different way
select varying paths
to help time stay

make clean decisions
know how you leave
count down the days
have a lifetime to grieve

understand that your dreams
could mean nothing at all
no life to devour
for you know how you fall

become intimate with reality
catch a glimpse of fate
avoid blissful ignorance
live life –but always wait

concede there is an end
to this, this, this!
all that it has been
and all that you’ll miss

 

By Jennifer A. Fifield
Image from Unsplash

31/108: spring to summer

Young lady reading the book in the hammock on tropical beach at sunsetA few lovely quotes for the first day of summer:

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ― Henry James

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling. ― k.d. lang

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ― John Keats

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! 
Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass

 

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