Twelfth Song of Thunder 
(Navajo Tradition - anonymous)

The voice that beautifies the land!
The voice above,
The voice of thunder
Within the dark cloud
Again and again it sounds,
The voice that beautifies the land.
The voice that beautifies the land!
The voice below,
The voice of the grasshopper
Among the plants
Again and again it sounds,
The voice that beautifies the land. 

(Skies overhead; iphone 5)

Twelfth Song of Thunder
(Navajo Tradition - anonymous)

The voice that beautifies the land!
The voice above,
The voice of thunder
Within the dark cloud
Again and again it sounds,
The voice that beautifies the land.

The voice that beautifies the land!
The voice below,
The voice of the grasshopper
Among the plants
Again and again it sounds,
The voice that beautifies the land.

(Skies overhead; iphone 5)

As a storm rolls in

profp:

how many syllables
is “rumbling”?

if i want to haiku/senryu
i need to count.

i suppose it doesn’t matter.

when thunder rumbles and rolls
it goes on as long as it needs,
filling the space with the sound
of its energy.

and so should we
not count our moments,
but rather
rumble and
roll as
long as need be
in order to fill our space
with breath.

(storm on the prairie section road; photo mine; iphone 4s)

Verily I say unto thee, thy answer must be in the form of a question.  

(Prophet Love’s weekly installment)

Verily I say unto thee, thy answer must be in the form of a question.

(Prophet Love’s weekly installment)

“Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.” 
― Sri Chinmoy

(photo - my personal collection)

“Hope abides; therefore I abide.
Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear,
The morning sun will appear once again
In all its supernal glory.”

― Sri Chinmoy

(photo - my personal collection)

CHOOSE

The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open asking hand held out and waiting.
Choose:
For we meet by one or the other.

Carl Sandburg

Inner Voices

"Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed."
—Kim Brittingham,

"I am not a has-been. I am a will be."
Lauren Bacall

(Photo credit: Andy Gotts)

"I am not a has-been. I am a will be."
Lauren Bacall

(Photo credit: Andy Gotts)

Separation

Your absence has gone through me 
Like thread through a needle. 
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
― W.S. Merwin

(photo: unknown woman of the Bauhaus; 1918; manipulated by me)

Separation

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

― W.S. Merwin

(photo: unknown woman of the Bauhaus; 1918; manipulated by me)