How wonderful that Christmas falls on Poetry Friday.
So many are celebrating and taking the week off until 2021. Thank you, poets, for the relief you provided this year. Reading your poems and the poems of others you offered has been vital to my mental health. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts as we rush into a new year.
Thanks also, to Irene Latham for hosting our round-up this holiday. I have so enjoyed learning from and with her at her blog, Live Your Poem. Make sure to stop by for some goodies.
Susan Bruck's post from last week inspired the haiga below.
we live on light memories
lengthening of days
writing this haiku
my mindfulness is now yours
Living "on light memories," what a dreamy idea–and I'm looking forward to each day lengthening in light. Thanks for sharing your mindfulness Linda, and all the lovely snowflakes too–which I love, Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
Beautiful haiku! I was just reading, cooincidentally, an article about the "polar night," -- what those who live in the arctic call the no-sun time of year.ReplyDelete
You are a gift, Linda! I love that your haiku reminds us that 'mindfulness' comes in many (poetic) forms... Happiest of holidays to you and yours. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, too, for your faithful support, Linda. "Counting syllables" helped keep up feeling good all the year. Merriest of Christmases to you & your family.ReplyDelete
"we live on light memories" -- beautiful! And your poetry seed packets are simply marvelous. Thank you, and Merry Christmas... looking forward to your image/poems coming in 2021! xoReplyDelete
So lovely, Linda! And I agree with you that Poetry Friday has been a bright spot this year. Thanks for your part in that! Wishing you a wonderful celebration and many happy hours of counting syllables in 2021!ReplyDelete
I agree...I've lived on poetry and light memories this year. Thank you for faithfully reading and commenting and sharing your work. And today, for these two glorious poems. I love that wry mindfulness poem. I never thought of syllable counting as a way of "paying attention," but of course!ReplyDelete
Like so many others, we "live on light memories" is a favorite line. These are both lovely haiku and paired so beautifully with art. Wishing you and yours the best of holidays! Thanks for the light you bring into the world!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of passing along mindfulness through a poem--isn't that exactly what they do!ReplyDelete
A spirit of mindfulness is passed on through your lovely poems, Linda. Our memories are clear from this Christmas holiday because they are full of family. Isolation-yes-but the possibility of a brighter tomorrow despite the grayness and rain of today will move us to another place. Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the gifts of mindfulness and light memories (or memories of light, both literal and figurative). And for the gift of poetry.ReplyDelete
Love the direct acknowledgment of the reader. Unusual! And those light memories...sigh.ReplyDelete
My mindfulness is now yours. Thanks. I want to write one haiku a month in 2021. They areReplyDelete
Like breathing a poem.
"light memories" -- what a perfect poetic image -- thank you!ReplyDelete