weekly photo challenge: container

in the box

four or five pennies…

night of winter rain



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weekly photo challenge: relic

a broken dream–

where do they go

the butterflies?


weeklyphotochallengerelic (2)

visit the DailyPost@Wordpress.com to view additional photos submitted for Donncha Ó Caoimh’s  challenge: What images does “relic” conjure for you? A well-worn piece of blue beach glass, the faded pencil markings from a high-school journal, or the curmudgeonly character from the CBC television series, The Beachcombers?



*Japanese Death Poems

Yoel Hoffmann

weekly photo challenge: contrasts

My own shadow

trodden on in the shadows

cooling off



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Haiku Before Haiku

Y. Sawa & E. Shiffert

wordless wednesday

silent sunday

weekly photo challenge: between

Gone down, I thought–

’til the moon emerged  again

between clouds

                          ~ Shua*


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Haiku Before Haiku

Steven D Carter

The Man Who Planted Trees

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:

If you haven’t read or heard the tale, “The Man Who Planted Trees” by French author Jean Giono, it is a wonderful story about how one person can have a tremendous impact on the world! It’s also a story of how everything in nature, including man, is connected.

"The Man Who Planted Trees" by Jean Giono.  Image borrowed from Wikipedia Commons, fair use agreement.
“The Man Who Planted Trees” by Jean Giono. Image borrowed from Wikipedia Commons, fair use agreement.

It tells about how a single, reclusive shepherd manages to successfully re-forest a barren and desolate area in the foothills of the Alps. Elzéard Bouffier, the shepherd, dedicates the latter half of his life to re-planting acorns, beech nuts and other tree seeds, one by one, patiently walking the land where nothing would grow and no water flowed, and the people who lived there were a hard, bitter folk.

When I first heard the tale, I thought that it was based on a true story…

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