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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A Tau-Ku Poem to Welcome Autumn :-)

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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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A Feast of Flowers at Summer’s End….

Autumn will soon arrive, my fav season. 🙂

But the end of summer always seems a bit sad too. 😦

Hope you enjoy this “feast” of flowers, from my photo archives.

That’s what I DO miss when summer passes; all those glorious colors.

Have a wonderful week!!!

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Anyone know the name of these???

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Glorious Red Blooms!

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The Perfection of a Rose

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Chicory in the Sun

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Daisies: I Their Little Smiling Faces! 

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Velvety Red Petunia

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A “Carpet” of Dazzling Blue

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Delicate Beauty in the Rain


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Into Impressionism

This was one of the first posts I saw in my WP reader today, what a treat! Hope you enjoy all this beauty too.

Have a wonderful late autumn weekend. It’s still nice and warm, here in BC. 🙂

Lady Fi

Late September sunsets

Are when cloud rainbows reflect in water

Rainbow

And autumn dances in

Wearing lilac veils.

Lilac burst

For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

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Wonderful, Magical…. Autumn!

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Poem for Autumn

Season of splendor.

As Mother Earth gently rests her weary head.

Preparing for the long sleep ahead.

The Stillness:

Harbinger to the winter chill.

                                                   

But for now…

Nature’s paintbrush is busy.

With brilliant palette of crimson and gold.

The forest ablaze with color.

As the late summer sun still warms the days.

                                                                      

My favorite season.

It’s beauty far surpassing the others.

A magical time of awakenings and endings.

Like no other.

A joy to once again rediscover.

                                                                        

We  are reminded of another year’s passing.

Of changes, inevitable.

Required in all things.

And to everything there is a season,

and a reason we will find,

for all.

                                                          

Autumn.

It’s loveliness and wonder endures.

It’s arrival.

Always a feast for the senses.

A gilded gift we receive.

To dazzle and delight.

                  

We put away our thoughts.

Of the cold days ahead.

There is so much to enjoy right now.

Inspiring us.

Autumn’s beauty to behold.

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GHH © 2000. Revised 2008

From the poetry collection/book/eBook:

My Poetic Path

 

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We are having an absolutely glorious autumn, here in BC. Warm, sunny days with just the hint of a breeze and nice cool evenings.

It’s been so invigorating, especially after the intense temps. this summer. 

How I fall!

Seems like it’s the fav season for more and more people now. It’s always been mine.

I hope you enjoy the photo and poem above, celebrating the wonder of this magical time of year.

How is the weather where you are?

Have a wonderful autumn ! 🙂