||163||: One Hour a Day – 1/24

It’s morning where I am, 4:40 am HST. I woke up randomly, thinking about life and the series of choices I’ve made within the year. I recently haven’t had any flow of writing, what do I do or write next?

I’ll go on a drive, to rest beside still water, and will find the words then. For now, I’ll share this reminder here, for all.

||161||: Stay the Course • Haiku xv

Photo by cottonbro – 3 Years, 3 glasses ✨🎉

Fixed on my journey,

To endure, succeed, press on,

My mind is made up.


𝚃𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝙵𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚜! 𝙲𝚑𝚎𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝟹 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜, 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐.

||159||: In Need of Cheer 🍁🌲🧘🏾‍♂️📿•Haiku xiii

Photo by Pelageia Zelenina

Fresh air, autumn leaves,

Morning dew, crisp air, among tall trees,

Scents of pine, rain, and soil.


Extend gratitude,

Genuine smiles, tight warm hugs,

Good news, hope, and love.


Thank you for being here and reading.
I’d like to greet my existing readers and new readers. I appreciate you.

This recent decision to write Haiku’s has helped me get out of the pressure to write long essay formats or even try to write a poem and feel like I failed somehow. I encourage you if you’re feeling blocked, try a Haiku. If you’re feeling blah, step outside for fresh air, or sit in a quiet place for meditation/prayer.

During this season, it seems for the past few years it’s been rough, and so this post, it was my intention to cheer myself up, because words have power and so do our physical environments. I hope that even for a moment, pausing to reflect on what we’re grateful for, just one thing, keeps us going.

Kindly,

||158||: Todays ℞ is Pleasure ∙ Haiku xii

Photo by Natalie

𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢?

I wanted to prescribe some pleasure for you. This is a gentle reminder, to settle down, take a break and release, in the form of a haiku. Everyday in December, I’ll share a total of 31 poems. Today is about allowing yourself to enjoy simple pleasures.


Fruits are a daily pleasure:

Succulent citrus,

Ripe, drizzling down my full lips,

sweet, delicious drip.


This weekend I need:

Full, bodied, big gulps

Of berry, cherry, sweet tobacco,

Makes a mellow gal.