Monday, November 14, 2016

Moon-struck

Many moons ago, I was looking forward to a celebration milestone.   A fun event filled with flowers, colorful banners and a giant birthday cake.  Instead what I got was bad news about a family situation.  My happy bubble burst like a balloon. I shied away from Facebook because the festive photos of my friends and depressing news were affecting me negatively.   
   
I stare at the glorious moon tonight.   Her light shining above city lights and lake. Steady is her gaze above the fickled frays of human affairs and changing seasons.   I realize that it was my expectations, my perspective that was making me unhappy.    I re-frame my blessings and simple joys in the serenity of the blue hours.   Refocusing, I see the glimmer of pink threads knitting the magical hour.

moon-dewed night:
birds fly along ancient routes
unrippled by tides below



Photo credit:  Gary Fraser


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday ~   Thanks for the visit.

25 comments:

  1. I love this... how you the moon can teach you a philosophy of life, to find perspective in a moonlit calmness... glorious and so good to have you back writing.

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  2. I like how your gazing at the moon helped you see things in a different light, Grace. And I love how there are pink threads knit in the magical hours of night.

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  3. Perspective can lead one down a path of their choosing indeed.

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  4. I love the kaiku at the end of this very true and instructive haibun. How true it is that the moon can change our perceptions.

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  5. This is gorgeous and inspiring: "I re-frame my blessings and simple joys in the serenity of the blue hours."

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  6. How true that our expectations color all our interactions with others. Your haiku is very powerful, the moon and birds going about their business.

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  7. I know this a bit beside the point, friend Grace, but am reminded of that everything has a silver lining ... and I believe you just saw a certain silver lining very clearly ... just like Sister Moon showed herself in all his glory last night/ morning ... good for you ... Love, cat.

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  8. I love the way you describe taking a step back, Grace:
    'I re-frame my blessings and simple joys in the serenity of the blue hours. Refocusing, I see the glimmer of pink threads knitting the magical hour.' The image in your haiku is gorgeous.

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  9. There was a time ago..
    long long ago in the
    bowels of hell..
    where i said
    if i ever
    get out
    of here..
    i will
    never ever
    be unhappy
    again..
    it's
    true
    it's true.. aGain..
    Moon shines day and night..:)

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  10. The haiku is a floral field for imaginations

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  11. It is so true, we do allow our expectations and perceptions to do a number on ourselves ... in a way, we create something that would not exist if we didn't put it there. Your prose and haiku work seamlessly together. The haiku captures the essence of the piece perfectly and is, in itself, enchanting and mesmerizing and lovely ... the moon, the ancient routes, the tides (sigh)

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  12. birds fly along ancient routes
    unrippled by tides below

    One goes back and reflects on what to do to counter negative tendencies. And to do that is not to be bothered by unrippling goings-on around us. Very true Grace!

    Hank

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  13. Nature has a way of bringing things into perspective even when everything else in our lives seem chaotic. Nicely done.

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  14. There are moments in our life where the only redoubt, the only pure positive sanctuary is in the sky.

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  15. A fine realisation, beautifully expressed.

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  16. amazing how a view of the night sky can drastically shift one's perspective. I have had my attitude re-aligned by a view of God's glorious night sky too!

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  17. Life has its disappointments and people let us down but "to reframe (our) blessings and simple joys" is wisdom...stunning haiku!

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  18. we humans are the fray in the attire of life. if we step back and look at this, the fray can be an embellishment on the garment, in this perspective it tells us the look of life's garment is always changing. i too, am going through a sad stretch in my personal family environment, but all i can do is love. gracias for sharing and i hope your 're-framing' will assist you in your walk through this pathway

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  19. I love the "fickled frays of human affairs, Grace. Your haiku is unique, too. ;)

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  20. Your haiku here is perfect. We all need to refocus sometimes -even if we use some moonlight-help.

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  21. Perspective can be amazing, but I think sometimes it does come later rather than in the heat of the situation. Perhaps unlike the moon.. "Steady is her gaze above the fickled frays of human affairs and changing seasons." God only knows that she's thinking but she does have a sense of calm. Beautiful haibun, Grace.

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