Monday, 20 August 2012

August Break. 12th-19th.

Day 12.
ethereal beacon.
companion of the sleepless.
jewel of solitude.

Day 13.
the clatter of shattered nerves
bewilder all thought.

Day 14.
two hearts wide open.
fierce understanding connects.
together we heal.

Day 15.
uncertain black lines
appear with difficulty
a strong will persists.

Day 16.
oh to be an aunt!
roaring, delightful spirits
have stolen my heart.

Day 17.
worn threadbare today.
head and heart lay crestfallen.
aloof fog presides.

Day 18.
crumbled into jars,
the heady scent of lavender
remains reachable.

Day 19.
her ruby wings sing
be present in this moment
such beauty surrounds.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

August Break. Days 6 to 11.

Day 6.

proud and with much grace,
pink dancing ballerinas
weave in soft ruffles.

Day 7.

reminders surround.
speak the words out loud.
let them nest inside.

Day 8.

strung sequins reach out
into a day of dull clouds.
my footsteps guide me.

Day 9.

a long time ago
the story housed in my mind
spoke, "you cannot bake."

Day 10.

glance in the mirror.
confident layers of purple.
a stranger stares back.

Day 11.

vision and spirit.
intense woman of colours.
storyweaver soul.

(about Frida Kahlo)

Monday, 6 August 2012

August Break. Days 3, 4 and 5

Day 3.

strong, fierce, passionate.
finder of wondrous items,
turns world upside down.

Day 4.

myself reflected.
bold fortress of rich beauty.
roots spread deep and wide.

Day 5.

just me this early,
savouring spoons full of light.
time to breathe deeply.

Friday, 3 August 2012

August Break. Day 2.

still. unassuming.
an orb of glowing amber
melts away edges.

August Break. Day 1

It is that time of year again and I can't wait to begin! For the month of August I shall be taking a photo or two a day to record the day to day of my summer break. Taking part in this project is a wonderful way of keeping grounded, keeping my senses wide open and making mindfulness a regular practice. Usually I try and pair up my photos with a quotation that I love, however this year I am aiming for a haiku a day to accompany my images. So here it goes:

rich and earthy pods
ignite. create dancing fire.
now I can begin.