My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


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Free Kindle Book Promo: Haiku Reflections II

FREE HAIKU BOOK PROMO 🙂

Haiku Reflections ii front cover

My second haiku collection:

Haiku Reflections II

will be available as a free kindle download at all Amazon sites: Amazon.com, .ca, UK, IT…(Nov. 6,7,8)

If you enjoy haiku, you might want to get a copy now, while it’s free. 😉

And if you like the book, a review at Amazon would be most appreciated.

Happy Reading and Weekend! 


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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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An Inspiring Quote for the Weekend :-)

wellness thoughts

The mind-body connection is so powerful. 🙂

And sadly, that power is often forgotten when it is needed most.

I always try to dwell on good thoughts these days; focusing on what’s positive, throughout each day.

I also strive to let go of the petty annoyances that come up; in the big picture, they really mean little or nothing at all. 

That kind of positive energy and thought pattern can also have a profound effect on how we are feeling and on our overall health. I know personally just how well this works.

I’ve “been there” when it comes to talking about and dwelling on every little ache and pain and my larger health concerns too, over the years. I know now without any doubt, that dwelling on health and wellness at all times DOES impact reality in significant ways, if we stick with it. 

If you haven’t already, try it! You will be amazed by the power of your subconscious mind if you let it work its wonders.

The body/mind connection. It works for or against us, every day. The choice is ours.

Have a Happy and Healthy Weekend! 🙂


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Three Haiku Poems on the Cusp of Summer

fishin

bike haiku


shell photo sandy carlson

Summer has certainly been “in the air” here in BC, in the past couple of weeks.

We reached 34C, one day last week and more warm weather is apparently on the way, very soon.

Right now we are having a bit of a cool spell, with rain and that’s welcome too. 🙂 Takes care of all the dust!

Hope you enjoy these three summer haiku/haiga from the archives, celebrating all things to come. It’s going to be a good summer, I just know it! 😉

Have a Wonderful Week! 


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Sunshine, Daisies and Smiles! :-)

happy sunny weekend

Daisies always make me smile. 🙂 How about you?

They seem like such happy flowers, with their bright, yellow “faces”! 😉

I hope this photo brings a smile to your day/weekend. 

And I hope the sun is shining bright where you are too. Looks like a nice weekend coming up, here in BC.

Have a Safe and Happy weekend!  


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An Inspiring Quote for the Weekend…

seize the day

I wrote this quote in a journal I have, many years ago and happened to read it again this morning.

It was a timely reminder for me, I hope you enjoy it too.

We really DO need to take time not only to “seize” each day, but also to celebrate the high points, victories, wins..each and every night. It can put a whole new perspective on the days to come too. 

Have a wonderful and creative weekend, G 🙂


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A Tanka Moment: Spring Thaw

geese-tanka

This is a poem from the archives and my first attempt at Tanka poetry. 

I hope you enjoy it for the first time, or perhaps, once again! 😉

It has definitely “thawed” here in BC, only a bit of snow left up on the higher mountains. Everything else is starting to bloom! 🙂

How is your weather? 

You can read more about Tanka poetry here.

Have a Wonderful Weekend! 🙂


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Yin/Yang/Love/Life

This is a poem from the archives that continues to get a lot of page read each week.

Thought it was worthy of an encore on the Home page. 😉

Have a creative and meaningful week, G

My Poetic Path

                            

  It’s about balance….

The changing seasons of life.
Breath in, breath out.
Expansion>
Contraction<
The circle that slowly goes…
Round,round,round.
                           
It’s about love….
Changing faces/places/spaces.
Who we are and what we give, today.
Is not.
Who we are tomorrow.
We seek.
Shall we find?
Or shall we lose?
Again.
                           
It’s about life….
Choices: made and missed.
Lives with limits.
Far better to be lived,
Fully and finally,
Free.
                                
Are we ever sure?
Can we ever, truly know.
Who we are.
Who we are meant,
to Be.
                                                                       
Yin/Yang, a constant.
As it should be.
As it must be.
Moving life forward.
Relentless….
Coursing through our veins.
Until the last breath that we take.
                                     
Connecting, interjecting,dissecting and rejecting.
Meeting of the minds.
Bleeding of the hearts.
Yin/Yang/Love/Life
                                     
“Yin/Yang/Love/Life” – © Geraldine H. Hartman 2008

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