weekly photo challenge: twist

For cicada

the branches of a single tree

are a forest grove.


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Haiku before Haiku

Steven Carter


springtime dandelions


…from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, taste and smell alone, more fragile but more enduring, more immaterial, more persistent, more faithful, remain poised a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unflinchingly, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.*


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In Search of Lost Time

Vol I

Swann’s Way

pp 59-60

Marcel Proust

Trans: C.K. Scott Moncrieff

weekly photo challenge: work of art


Did Chuang Chou dream

he was a butterfly,

Or the butterfly

that it was Chuang Chou?

In one body’s


All is present,

infinite virtue!


You surely know

Fairlyland’s oceans

Were made again

a limpid brooklet,

Down at Green Gate

the melon gardener

Once used to be

Marquis of Tung-ling?

Wealth and honour

were always like this:

You strive and strive,

but what do you seek?

                            ~Li Po*

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submitted for this week’s photo challenge: Work of Art.



*Li Po and Tu Fu

Trans:Arthur Cooper

weekly photo challenge: on the move

In my secret heart

I give thanks

To my children

On a frosty night



For this week’s photo challenge, share your interpretation of “on the move.” You can be the subject of your image, or you might want to experiment with movement or transportation in a different way.


The Year of My Life

Trans: Oraga Haru