My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


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These Halcyon Days….

                     

                                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. 😉
                             
                        

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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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The Autumn Leaves (haiku, movie and song) :-)

I ♥ movies from the 40s and 50s!

We were watching a Joan Crawford movie last night: Humoresque (so sad but wonderful) and this haiku and archive post came to mind. 

The Autumn Leaves is a song that I often have running through my mind, especially this time of year. As I mention in this post, it was also a Nat King Cole tune, that my beloved Grandma cherished.

And the movie of the same name is also one that I have never forgotten.Quite a “racy” film for its time (1956) and definitely with some disturbing content.

But, if you are a fan of Joan Crawford and/or movies from the 40s/50s like I am, do check this one out.

It also features a young and oh, so handsome Cliff Robertson.  Also starring, Lorne Greene in a role that is far removed from his later, fatherly image at the Ponderosa Ranch in the Bonanza TV Series. 😉 He’s a real naughty boy in this one!

Have a Wonderful Autumn Day and Hope You Are Enjoying Sunshine Where You Are! 🙂

It’s Still Lovely and Warm, Here In BC. 


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A Tau-Ku Poem to Welcome Autumn :-)

wet crimson leaves

An autumn tau-ku poem from the archives that I hope you enjoy (for the first time or again). 😉

My favorite season is well on the way.

You can read more about the Tau-Ku poetry form here.

I really have to get back to writing more of these types of poems, I just ♥ Tau-Ku.

Have a wonderful, magical early autumn week! 🙂


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Haiku Reflections: Warped Beauty

warped beauty

I took a day off from the computer yesterday and was out and about.

Noted several “warped beauties” along the way, similar to the photo above.

It seems that every year, the transition from summer to seasonal fall temperatures, becomes longer.

In Canada where we do still have four distinct seasons, it’s not a good thing to see flowers lingering well into the late fall. 😦

What is the weather doing where you are?

Are you noting signs of the effects of  global warming in the plants and flowers around your area?


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Autumn’s Magic: A Tau-Ku Poem

autumn magic tau ku

Hope you have a wonderful week. 

Enjoy all the magic and colors of autumn! 🙂

Sharing with Poets United

You can read more about Tau-Ku poetry here.


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Haiku Reflections: Breathing Free

Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons.

Not only do I love all the colors, the cooler days…but I also feel my best, physically.

Is there anything more beautiful or energizing as walking through a forest or path surrounded by maple leaves on a crisp Autumn morning ?  Not that I can think of. 😉

Also submitted for the One Single Impression prompt: Free.