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Haiku Notes

1)      Haiku should be written in three lines of 10-17 syllables total (5-7-5).  While Japanese haiku contains 17 stops/syllables, the translation from Japanese to English is difficult and incomplete sometimes.  Haibun should contain five lines of roughly 31 syllables (5-7-5-7-7)

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Nelson Mandela

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love

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The Tao of Forgiveness or The Potato Sack

The following Taoist Parable is taught by Dereck Lin.  It illustrates the ideal and philosophy of forgiveness and how not forgiving transgressions affects our lives.  One day, the sage gave the disciple an empty sack and a basket of potatoes. “Think

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Stress and Relaxaition

In a fast paced modern world, our lives are often full of stress.  Children, school, work, activities, family, friends…each one of these singly has the opportunity to add to our daily stress levels.  Taken in multiple doses of one or

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival (content shortened for space) by Elizabeth Reninger The Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu Jie) is a traditional Chinese holiday and Taoist festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, around the time of the autumn

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Pathways

Today in Dona Ana county, New Mexico (home of the Retreat), the County Clerk began to issue marriage licenses without any gender bias.  While not politically involved in the situation beyond a simple supporter, there have been several friends and

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Guerrilla Gardening

Civil disobedience, in many forms, can be seen in the actions of Gandhi, Rev. King,  Thoreau, etc.  It has taken many forms ranging from the violent protests of the 1960’s counter culture to Home Rule to the more recent Arab

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New Look

Over the past few days, the Retreat has been on again, off again.  This was primarily due to a refurbishment of not only the style but the content of the pages.   I have made much of the site more accessible

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Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice at the retreat.  This marks the longest “day” of the year, with day meaning sunlit hours.  The midsummer festival, present in many different religions and faiths, celebrates the strength of the sun as both a

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Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

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A Thousand Haiku

...one haiku at a time.

DoubleU = W

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kelzbelzphotography

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Dixi

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RED GLADIOLA

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California Bonsai Art

............ Live from the Bonsai Bunker

Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

The Whole Circle Project

A Commentary on Social Sustainability

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Indiana Bonsai

Learning Bonsai in the Hoosier state

smilecalm

Life through Mindful Media

ALONG AN OLD FENCEROW

haiku and other experiments in verse

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Life Changing the World: A Phoenix's Aria

"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

myrainbowtravel

The blog of a french storyteller, a polish photography lover and a world adventurer, Christina Czubak.

The Art of Bonsai

New England Bonsai Gardens

Bonsai advice

Bonsai WordPress.com site

Capital Bonsai

The personal bonsai blog of Aarin Packard, Assistant Curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

celebrating Japanese traditions in English-language haiku

Connecting Beyond

Beyond The Known

Pamela Sukhum Weblog

For complete works, go to www.InfiniteVisionArt.com

Contemplative Pathways

One Self traveling many pathways.  One Being expressing as many lives.

Writing and Works

Poetry & Prose by Carol J Forrester

Ian Stewart Black

Modern master of classical poetry

Tŷ Celf

Celebrating Creativity in Cardiff

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends

Just Contemplations

Contemplations expressed through the written word...

Friendly Fairy Tales

Celebrating Nature and Magic for Kids of all Ages

The Pump Handle

A water cooler for the public health crowd

Mark Coakley

Author of "Hidden Harvest" and "Tip and Trade"