Thursday, April 1, 2021

April - Poetry Month - Day Two

 

It's April. It's Poetry Month! And today is also Poetry Friday, hosted by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading! Thanks, Mary Lee, for starting us off this special month!

         Remember to check out the list of what everyone is doing at Susan Bruck's blog: Soul Blossom Living!
         
          Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is to the right!

           TIME TO CELEBRATE POETRY! 

My Plan: “I’m exploring the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, sometimes described as one that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature. I think walking out in nature this past year gave me the joy needed to keep going, so I’ve gathered photos taken since March 2020 for inspiration in composing haigas, sometimes other forms.”


walking by
the tree's remains –
down to a whisper

Linda Baie ©

29 comments:

  1. Love this imperfect form of nature that has encouraged you to write a lovely haiga, Linda. I look forward to different poems showcasing your poetic goodness this month.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A whisper of tree, but in human form… Beautiful image you captured and poem. The tree seems anthropomorphic to me, I see two arms reaching out, body curving back, and something like a head on top. Looking forward to seeing what else you've captured, thanks Linda!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can almost hear the whisper of the tree and the whisper of the wind in this whisper of a poem! I have THE WISDOM OF TREES on my stack right now. I thought it was a straight up NF picture book and I was DELIGHTED to find it pairs poetry with the facts! Have you read it?

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautiful haiga. I can see why that tree called out to you and your camera. It does whisper.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Whisper is the perfect word, and I am loving this project, Linda. Beautiful! xo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks, everyone. Happy Poetry Friday! Yes, I nearly wrote about seeing a 'human form' in it, Michelle. And I have read The Wisdom of Trees, Mary Lee. Lita Judge's recent book too tells about trees communicating.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm excited to read your wabi-sabi poems all month long, Linda! This 'whisper' of a tree beckoned to be a poem. Lovely. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just love "down to a whisper." Such striking remains!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Walking has been a big help to me, too, in these strange days. I love that you've combined your inspiring photo with this fitting form, and "down to a whisper" is a perfect description.

    ReplyDelete
  10. "Down to a whisper" is perfect! The tree looks human -- beauty at the end of life. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You honor the tree's life and listen for its whispers.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love everything about your NPM project--walking in nature, looking for beauty in the imperfect. That "down to a whisper" is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your project and appreciate you taking me on your walks! I can't wait to see what you share throughout the month!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks again, all. I've had some visiting today with my son & family who are on their way up skiing. It's nice to read that you like seeing & reading about my walks this last year. I didn't keep a diary so this will serve as part of the strange year's capture.

    ReplyDelete
  15. down to a whisper...love how that expresses impermanence. And Wabi-sabi (new to me--thank you!) is such a wonderful way of looking at nature.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh - 'down to a whisper' took my breath away with its perfection! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely, Linda!. Down to a whisper - perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've been noticing almost-gone trees lately. I love the beautiful voice you've captured for them...

    ReplyDelete
  19. This tree looks - animalistic? Humanesque? Lends itself to all sorts of mythology! I want to know what it would whisper...or is whispering...

    ReplyDelete
  20. What an intriguing shape! I love that you're listening for this tree's "whisper." Nature has so much to teach us!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh what would this tree be able to tell us? I am sure you heard some of its wisdom as you spent time nearby. I think focusing on outside of ourselves is so important and something the lockdown and pandemic may have dampened for far too many. Happy to see the photos you are choosing as well.
    Janet Clare F.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wondering where you walk! Such intriguing sights! And what an eye you have for noticing the interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such an intriguing tree and your words are perfect! You've got me thinking about a tree in the yard beyond our back fence. Half is gone which has left an unusual shape. I think I need to study it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've been saved by walking too. It's been a lovely diversion and way to focus on the present. I can't wait to enjoy your month of pics and poems. Love "down to a whisper."

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks again to everyone. It's a special thing already to see that I've focused on the beauty as much as I can. This will be fun all the month. Carol, most in the neighborhood but this tree is at the Great Lawn Park in Lowry!

    ReplyDelete
  26. "Down to a whisper." Just lovely.

    Like you, I have spent much more time in nature in the last year. I can't wait to see what other wabi-sabi will be shared this month.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oooooooh--I like how this is starting. Have fun with the magical imperfect, Linda!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful, Linda! I'm intrigued by the whisper of this once vital tree—the stories it could tell!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting!