Haiku #43 The Black Tulip

“The Black Tulip” is a historical novel and a work of Romantic poetry written by Alexandre Dumas, and first published in 1850. It helped to inspire the search in the Netherlands to create a tulip that was actually black and… Read More ›

Haiku #41 The drag of time

Time and impermanence have been two of my “bedfellows”, not in an obsessive way, but since becoming a Buddhist 25 years ago. However my post today isn’t about Buddhism, it is inspired by a link in Dwight Roth’s blog taking… Read More ›

Haiku #38 The Clematis

So fragile, the first clematis of Spring dares to emerge despite the risk of late frosts. What do they know? Dazzling white petalsDrink light and warmth from the sunSprings’ first clematis

Haiku #36 The Crab Apple

More than anything it’s the tight buds of my Malus Evereste crab apple trees appearing and opening that signals the onset of Spring as the first stage of the fruits’ journey. Budding pink and whiteGenetically codedMessages of Spring The Two… Read More ›

Haiku #34 The Dunes

When do childhood memories become an everyday part of one’s life? Is it an age-based phenomenon or is it related to some significant event in life that “takes you back”? In my case it seems to be age-based PLUS some… Read More ›