catching rain drops ll

a long hard journey

rain beating down the meadow

like a wanderer’s feet

catching rain drops ll

this print and others are available through Fine Art

 

countless dewdrops

all around me

countless dewdrops: what

might they portend-when

those which fall upon my sleeve

are tears…

                        ~The Monk Saigyo

dawn dew ll
dawn dew ll

this print and others are now available through Fine Art America

cited:

http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/

bloom and fade

This life of ours would not cause you sorrow

if you thought of it as like

the mountain cherry blossoms

which bloom and fade in a day.

                                                            ~Murasaki Shikibu*

catching raindrops l
catching rain drops l

this print and others are now available through Fine Art America

*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

drifting away…

how can I blame the cherry blossoms

for rejecting this floating world

and drifting away as the wind calls them?

                                                                           ~Shunzei’s Daughter*

brendakofford_meadowsalisifyl

*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

weekly photo challenge: muse

It began last summer…an obsession with the globe-shaped plumed heads of the dandelion and salisify.  While both are rejected by landscape artists, these “wishies'” unique characteristics result in amazing macro images.

monochrome 1

Additional images submitted for this week’s challenge can be found at Muse