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Empty Raven

On a mountain lone. Bonfire burns in the night air Raven flies empty.

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Winter Comes Early

Black bear stands on high In the distance the long night Winter comes early

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Mitre Peak, Texas

In a few days, a visitor to the Retreat will be returning from a Retreat of her own, a place she goes to help others in service and to center herself. While she has been missed the last few weeks,

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Hua Shan

There are nine different mountains across China that are accorded spiritual or religious significance to either Buddhism or to Taoism.  Pictured here is the Temple at Hua Shan or Mount Hua.  Located near the city of Huayin in the Shaanxi

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Distant Summits

In the distant woods A mountain stands tall and stone. On golden wings fly.

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Northern Entrance

Sometimes leaving home for the first time can be difficult.  This week’s retreat is the mountains of southern Montana and the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park.  A long-term visitor to the Retreat will be spending the summer there away

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Mt Erebus

  This week’s retreat takes us about as far south as we can go…Antarctica.   Pictured here is the ice caves in and around Mt. Erebus, the second largest volcano on the continent.  It has been active since 1972 and is

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Mountain Pool

I normally try to find retreat areas that are as minimally touched by human hands as possible.  This in my opinion gives many of us that live in urban areas a window to the natural world.  In this case though,

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Elan Mudrow


sheila sea

like thalassic velvet

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counselling in Windsor-Essex County


A place to appreciate a femme's love for bois...

Phoebe, MD: Medicine + Poetry

Health • Inspiration • Life

Yas Niger

Witty Written Works

Damyanti Biswas

For lovers of reading, writing, travel, humanity

A Thousand Haiku haiku at a time.

DoubleU = W


Poetry | Fiction | Visual Art


My journey - The good, bad and the ugly


A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.


Alis volat propriis

For Poetic Justice

Poetry, Prose, Photography


Fiction & Poetry Journal of T. Wong

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

michael hagedorn

Crataegus Bonsai

Indiana Bonsai

Learning Bonsai in the Hoosier state


Life through Mindful Media


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


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

The Art of Bonsai

New England Bonsai Gardens

Street of Dreams

A literary blog of poet, playwright and essayist Rachael Stanford

Bonsai advice

Bonsai 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

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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