Thursday, March 10, 2011

haiku my heart



Ashes to ashes,





Unto dust shall thou return.





Diamonds in the sand.

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.

28 comments:

  1. I so enjoyed both your words and photos. It was so calming to the soul. Thank you. : )

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  2. Ashes to ashes,
    Dust to dust,
    Reading your haiku
    Is a definite must.

    Thanks for a sweet post.

    All the best, Boonie

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  3. What a remarkable pink stone.
    Thank you for sharing your earthly haiku !
    Happy Friday !

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  4. It makes me feel better to think of my (future) ashes as diamonds in the sand rather than as mere dust, blown away and lost on the winds of change. Quite a beautiful way of looking at corporeal death. I do love that photo of the cemetery, too. Peaceful, yet brooding; filled with death and blossoming life; wonderful contrasts.

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  5. Fields of daisey's and pink stones....so beautiful!

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  6. Hi Grammy! It's always a pleasure to hear from you! Thanks!

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  7. Hi Boonie~ Thanks for your very kind and generous poem! How is the monitor holding up? Love

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  8. Hi Kim~ I'm still smiling at that cardinal raring to go! Isn't it strange how they stay around all winter? Pretty resilient creatures. My "diamond" is really rose quartz thought to convey love, self-love... What a way to go!

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  9. I am all about this notion of change- and what is one thing today can be something else tomorrow. Thank you for your post on my blog. I hope everything is okay with your sister. So scary when you have family far from you.

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  10. Hi Lynne~ Are you all right? Did you get any of the tsunami? It was supposed to go all the way to Alaska. Shocking to see how small we are in the face of the earth's power...That cemetery is in Ireland... yes, how perfect that daisies are strewn throughout! It's hard to contemplate death, but I think that is the symbolism behind Ash Wednesday... A meditation of forgiving oneself, then returning to life being able to feel love and gratitude. If this is helpful, my husband just underwent bypass surgery and had a near-death experience: he said it was the most serene, blissful time in his life...
    Well, if you did get some undertow, go diving! That's what my sister is doing today in Hawaii (her island just got about 6 meters~ LOVE, Margaret

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  11. I love how you look at life and art, Steph! It makes life worthwhile and the world a wonderful place to be. btw, wouldn't it be great to look into your backyard and see a field of daisies and rose quartz? :) Love

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  12. Hi Caya Papaya (I love this moniker/avatar!)~Your comment really made me think. It's so true! I know how I feel when I get in a rut v. the growth, challenge, excitement that come from change! In fact, I've reinvented myself several times along my journey!
    omg, I just looked at your blog again: you're from the bay area! You could have been hit as well! I saw on the news long lines of cars driving up into the mountains... But you're all right? Thanks for asking about my sister: she lives high up on a cliff overlooking the ocean; as a member of their little Fire Dept. she helped people below her "relocate vertically" (that's truly the term!:) ) They did end up with some 6-meter waves, and kind of enjoyed the undertow today (being freedivers). Love

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  13. wow, is that a rose quartz??.. one of my all time favz... love your ku... i love the idea we are made of dirt, water and god's breath...

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  14. Wouldn't mind transforming into that pink stone! I watch a lot of astronomy documentaries and I have learned all the elements that make up everything on earth, including ourselves, is stardust!

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  15. i love this circle, this acknowledgement that we are all one.
    thank you for your beauty.

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  16. Great job putting words to images! Just beautiful! Love Di ♥

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  17. From diamonds in the dust to diamonds in the sky we will always twinkle together!

    Thank you for the inspiration and sharing,
    Love Sue x

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  18. When I think of all the forces that must coalesce for diamonds to form...... I'm astounded. (And I needed a little hit from Thoth today, so I'm glad I visited).

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  19. Margaret this is lovely. I come from a liturgical background so this is an interesting twist on the original litany of Ash Wednesday and more of a Zen Buddhist perspective, that we are the perfection of Holy wisdom at the end of our lives rather than mere dust and ashes. I love the change, really.
    xo,
    Noelle

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  20. Hi Ms. Pie! Yes, that's a rose quartz, a crystal thought to confer love. I have heard that diamonds could theoretically be created from compressing grains of sand, though. Maybe everything--living and inorganic--is programmed with the same information and thus all part of the one. It's interesting to contemplate, isn't it?

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  21. Hi Stickup~ Stardust! That is really awe-inspiring! Can you imagine that every living and non-living thing in the universe started out as a tightly wound ball the size of a golf ball which exploded in the Big Bang; identical information would be coded into every particle!

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  22. Hi Rebecca! Yes, I also love the idea that everyone and everything make up One. For us to come together and acknowledge it would give us harmony and solidarity. Love

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  23. Hi Sue~
    What a creative idea! I love to imagine us all twinkling together, sharing, caring.
    Love

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  24. Hi Meri~ Unless we had Superman to squeeze the sand into diamonds in his hand in a few seconds, we would probably have to wait eons...but it could happen! Please note above that Stickup Artist says all matter, including us, is made up of stardust! I'll take that, too!

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  25. Hi Noelle~ You just reminded me of Nirvana and how one reaches such a perfect state to no longer need the earthly lessons of suffering, etc. I like going through Lent, starting with the sackcloth and ashes, secluded meditation and soul-searching, forgiveness of oneself and others, and finally returning, whole again, cleansed. I also like the Hindi tradition of living one's life in the manner of the lenten cycle and then to be honored at death. Love

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  26. awesome job, perfect imagery.
    prayers.

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  27. Thanks, Jingle! Didn't see you there--

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