July 5, 2015

Happy Haiga Day!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

I wouldn't call this a haiku ("the essence of a moment keenly perceived"), it's more of an aphorism!

July 2, 2015

Poetry Friday--"Proverbial Wisdom"

This poem will be added to my Sketchbook Project collection of angel poems. I bought my first peaches of the summer. They were a bit hard. I figured they would ripen--if I waited patiently. It happens to me every year. I never learn.

Click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Here's the text in case you can't read it:
Proverbial Wisdom

Her mother always said,
"Patience is a virtue,
possess it if you can."
Yet, the first peach
to ripen has a soft spot.

She cuts away the rot,

chops what's left to
have on a bowl of cereal,
and tells her daughter,
"Sometimes even angels
in heaven are full of shit."

Head downeast where Donna at Mainely Write is hosting the Independence Day weekend Poetry Round-Up!

June 30, 2015

June 28, 2015

Happy Haiga Day!

Friday I felt a renewed sense of hope for America!

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June 25, 2015

Poetry Friday--"Pastoral Politic"

I've ranted and raved here before on various topics. Today's poem, obstensibly about a wildflower, is more about a lobbying group that thinks all politicians can be bought and that the American public is made up of the fearful and the ignorant. They take pride in America's #1 ranking in the world.

Click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. I enhanced the illustration with bindweed flowers photographed locally. The illustration is from An illustrated encyclop√¶dic medical dictionary. Being a dictionary of the technical terms used by writers on medicine and the collateral sciences, in the Latin, English, French and German languages (1890), courtesy Internet Archive.

The horrific act of terrorism, which took place last week in South Carolina, left me feeling empty. What have we become?

The proliferation of guns is one aspect of the tragedy. Another is mental health. And the third, is a something that makes everyone uncomfortable--racism. Most people deal with it through denying it exists. The following turns denial on its head:

As individuals we must become aware of our language, our interactions, etc. Recognize that things we've done or said, however unintentional, may be perpetuating the problem of racism in America. We must strive to be a model for the younger generations. I found a link to a "toolkit" that may provide you with a place to start in thinking about racism and kids.

This week's Round-Up is being held at Carol's Corner. Last Friday, Carol posted a prayer poem by Maya Angelou, which, if granted, will make my post for today totally irrelevant. I welcome my irrelevance.

June 23, 2015

Haiku Sticky #311

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. This was my entry in CKK #56, back in February.

June 21, 2015

Happy Haiga Day!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. The photo of the bee on the vetch flower taken in Manchester, NH and added to the painting "Marguerites, Wood Lilies and Vetch" by Tom Thomson (1915). The painting is courtesy The Athenaeum.