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Another Look: Haiku

Welcome to a new installment of Another Look!  This post is designed to share a handful of goodies from my archive while I’m recovering from my surgeries.  I hope you enjoy these links, whether you’re seeing them for the first time or have seen them once before.  Today’s category is haiku!  Just click on the name of the post to link over…

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It’s the Little Things
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Nature’s Lace
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 A Santa Barbara Morning   
 leaves

Often Overlooked

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these poem that I paired with some of my photographs.  Please feel free to comment with a haiku of your own!

Warm regards,
Melody

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Haiku: A Floral Lesson

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Life will have some thorns.
Must keep growing towards the light,
and share one’s beauty…

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Do you have any life lessons or words of wisdom you’d like to share?  I always love hearing from you, dear readers, and I welcome you to comment…

Warm regards,
Melody

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Words from the Wise: Some Favorite Quotes

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Floral

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Emma Goldman

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude Monet

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Character
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

Happiness & Gratitude

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Sydney J. Harris

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

Having a wider heart is more important than having a larger house.
Chen Yen

Art

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

Without art the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw

Giving

There are those that give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Kahlil Gibran

If you have no charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope

If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart.
Arab Proverb

 

Writing

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
William Wordsworth

Writers are the exorcists of their own demons.
Mario Llosa

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, brain surgery.
Robert Cormier

Making Your Days Count

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

Better well done than well said.
Benjamin Franklin
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I hope you like these quotes as much as I do!

Warm regards,
Melody

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