Thursday, March 17, 2011

Haiku my heart for the global community

Living off the sea

Welcoming us, their neighbors.

Spared, yet kneel to pray.

Photos courtesy of my free-diving family members Annabel Edwards and Jessica Wilson, taken in Okinawa, Japan, in 2010.

Okinawa, a cluster of islands south of Japan, was left virtually unscathed from the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor disasters. The Okinawans had the same instincts as we did: to pray at their many sacred sites for those suffering or lost farther north. The last photo shows their trying to save the earth from erosion.

Haiku my heart is the vision of Rebecca Brooks at "recuerda mi corazon." If you would like to participate, just post your haiku on Fridays with an accompanying photo on your blog and link back to recuerda mi corazon.


  1. beautiful honoring!
    a visual feast with love stitching all our hearts together.
    thank you for being an inspiring part of haiku my heart.

  2. The Sufi worship area was especially interesting. I would like to tuck myself into the shelter of the rock alter for a while.

  3. Such beautiful photos and Haiku. : )

  4. This is a very beautiful haiku, so filled with meaning. Your photo are interesting.

  5. So beautiful and meaningful. I just love coming here, it is always filled with beauty.

  6. Very beautiful photographs and accompanying words.. so very soothing..

  7. I gave birth to my first child in Okinawa, the second in the Tokyo outskirts. Your photos and words bring back wonderful memories to balance the current tragedy. Thank you!

  8. It is not always easy to kneel to pray, but it is, I think, always necessary...

  9. Margaret,
    These are gorgeous photos and a sacred prayer of compassion and concern for those who need it most. I share in your heartfelt desire for the safety and future of the Japanese people.

  10. everything is perfectly lovely here.
    awesome Haiku.

  11. Nice pictures and beautiful thoughts!! Interesting read!! the world kneels in prayers for Japan and its people!!

  12. Beautiful and heartening. Thank you for posting this.


  13. Very appropriate pictures and sentiment. Take care.

    All the best, Boonie

  14. Your sharing is beautiful and what we all need, thank you.

    Sue x

  15. What a thoughtful post Margaret. I love the photos and the thoughts. I'm just here momentarily, still busy, hope to post soon!!!
    Love Di ♥