A Haibun Medley

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Sometimes in life we must invest our whole being into a task.

It may involve risk; we may tumble.

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seeking gold treasure

lives fully in the moment

an opportunist

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Wendy/2013

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There’s beauty to be found in the unexpected, if we seek for it.

Life is a mix of pain and pleasure; sweet and sour complement one another.

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walking in the woods

discovering wildflowers

the unexpected

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Wendy/2013

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Life is full of contrasts.

Β The jagged edge of danger often lurks within the playgrounds of the fragile.

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it’s not a tame world

to fancy or to take flight

daily decisions

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Wendy/2013

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What is purity of heart?

To do the right thing for the right reason?

Love is a discipline; it’s a choice that we make.

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so many petals

desirable for bouquets

Β letters that spell love

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Wendy

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Boldness may be required to protect someone we love.

We may need to use it for our own safety too.

Letting someone hurt is hurtful; enabling is toxic.

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truth with love is good

some secrets should not be kept

denial destroys

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Wendy/2013

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When I no longer smile at flowers, it will be because my smile has become perpetual.

Perennial flowers are my best friends in the garden.

Wildflowers are the fairies in the woods who smile back at me.

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jewels of the woods

wildflowers crown the forest

fairies without wings

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Wendy/2013

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This fellow landed on the thistle just as I was photographing it.

A pleasant surprise!

I love visiting the woods.

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I’ve shared with you the wildflowers that my son and I came across along Brown’s River.

You may read about that hike in the previous post.

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on a woodland walk

I gather peace like flowers

a bouquet of joy

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Wendy/2013

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Joyful Blessings ~ Wendy

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What brings you joy?

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52 thoughts on “A Haibun Medley

  1. Stunning beautiful, each photo each Ku has its own beauty and together they make such a joyous and delightful read , dear Wendy! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous Haibun’s. I love every one of them.
    groetjes, Francina

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  2. I had to look up haibun! Beautiful and profound – you have a way of letting the flowers speak and then telling us what they say! I know that sounds strange, but I think you will know what I mean, dear kindred spirit! And to God be all the glory! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Wanda! I agree that creation speaks with a gentle voice granted to it by the Creator. May we always be mindful of our need to praise God so that the rocks won’t sing alone…for we are without excuse.

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    1. Laurie, I don’t think that we’ve ever regretted taking a well thought out risk. It is stressful; however, it is better to make your heat pound then to let it languish from giving into fear. Blessings on you two as you walk boldly & wisely into the future.

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  3. Another lovely treat for the eyes and the mind,, Wendy.

    This resonated for me – “When I no longer smile at flowers, it will be because my smile has become perpetual.”

    All good wishes,
    Eric

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  4. Wendy, these were so special. The one about being bold, gave me pause and courage. And I loved the last one too, thinking of you gathering peace like flowers, bouquets of joy! Thank you and God bless you!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Being bold is natural for parents to do in protecting their children, but not always in protecting themselves; yet, they set a good example to the little ones to also take care of oneself.

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