My Poetic Path

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These Halcyon Days….

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                                warmth of summer sun                                 

                                       butterfly basks in the glow                                       

 breaks free, flies alone
                                                        

This photo and haiku (the haiku is one I wrote) always bring to mind “halcyon days” for me.

     I just ♥  the word: halcyon

The warmth, the calm and tranquil beauty of a butterfly, basking in the sun. 
We are currently enjoying “halcyon days” here in BC, sunny and warm fall weather; so beautiful. 
Yesterday, I was out and about in a sleeveless dress, late in the afternoon!! That’s a warm October, for here in Canada. 😉
                             
                        

♥♥♥

hal·cy·on:
1. A kingfisher, especially one of the genus Halcyon.
2. A fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice.
adj.
1. Calm and peaceful; tranquil.
2. Prosperous; golden: halcyon years.
Definition courtesy of :The Free Dictionary
Butterfly photo courtesy of: Flickr
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Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at Amazon.com, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-)

3 thoughts on “These Halcyon Days….

  1. Beautiful butterfly. I’ve never seen one that color.

  2. Wonderful haiku. It is warm for October, here in BC. I’ve seen a Kingfisher, it was a beautiful bird.

  3. That butterfly is so gorgeous! I love the feeling of “sun on my face” that your haiku evokes. 🙂

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