Spaces in Time......

C.D. MooreStarred Page By C.D. Moore, 6th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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12 Haiku in the traditional Japanese format of 5, 7, 5 syllables that attempt to capture the flavour of a moment when time stands still and there is only the purity of the experience.

Haiku 1

Walking my dog at twilight the small daisies in the grass seemed to mirror the stars in the sky.

Constellations of tiny white daisies

Glow in the twilight

Look up! The milky way.

Haiku 2


I was inspired to write this by a picture my sister painted. I couldn't share her Painting here because it is a surprise present for someone.


Old house on golden cliff

Below,grey driftwood

Salty waves lap lava stone

Haiku 3


After walking under a beautiful golden harvest moon with the song going round in my head I wrote this.

Harvest moon in a clear sky

You see everything

I walk home under your light

Haiku 4

I was again inspired by this painting of my sisters. The girl and the bird seem to be in a deep place of peace.


Small pink cheeked child

Cradles a white dove of peace

One spring it will fly

Haiku 5

Autumn is my favorite season. The colourful leaves and the crispness in the air, for me a time to begin things.

Fall leaves are turning

Sunlight has a golden slant

Breeze awakening

Haiku 6

Enjoying the Autumn weather I was annoyed by a man clearing leaves with a leaf blower. They seem so inefficient and are also so noisey and polluting

Noise of leaf blower

Autumn crispness in the air

I wish he'd rake them

Haiku 7

My dog is my joy. He teaches me to appreciate the moments and is always ready to laugh.



My little white dog

Sleepy after a long walk

I think I'll nap too

Haiku 8

I think we are all connected and that we can feel each others energy even if we are not present. I certainly feel that way about my family and friends in my home town.


I sit and daydream

Thinking of friends far away

Can they feel my love?

Haiku 9

I guess I,m not alone in being tired of cooking, but it's mostly the thinking about what to have everyday that is tiring.



Every day duty

What should we have for supper?

I wish I had a cook

Haiku 10

Walking over a bridge one day I spotted a strange light beneath the surface of the water. It was only the sunlight of course but still........

A circle of sun

Sparkles under the water

Space ship surfacing

Haiku 11

My husband has COPD which makes us very aware of the preciousness of the time we have left and makes our priorities very clear.


Walking on the knife edge

Between the poles of life and death

All things become clear

Haiku 12

This is something I aim for , just to present with what is whatever it is, knowing that acceptance will create flow, while resistance will cause stagnation.


Present in the moment

Worldly worries fall away

The clock stops ticking




More Haiku:
Some Spring Haiku for You




Credits:

All pictures are from Wikimedia Commons, public domain except for the friendship quote which is from clipart , the dog picture and the food picture, which are mine, the painting of the girl and the dove, which was done by my sister Donna Moores and used with her permission. The painting of the man by the sea is by Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)and is in the public domain, Wikimedia commons



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Cdmoore, Haiku, Japanese Poetry, Milkyway, Moments In Timeshine On Harvest Moon, Time, Timelessness

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I write about spirituality, health, psychology, and ecology. Usually in poetic form (my 1st love) but now I'm venturing into the world of
articles. Exciting!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
7th Oct 2014 (#)

C.D. this is awesome writing coupled with awesome pictures. Great job.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you so much Lee!

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author avatar LOVERME
8th Oct 2014 (#)

picturesque
haiku and poet too
what else do you do ma'am
make me do too see my snaps and say how they a scenic view make for many haiku from you

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

I will visit you soon Loverme. Thanks!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Uplifting and timeless, thanks C D Moore. Reading yours makes me to stop worrying over the mundane and just feel comfortable, live in the present; creation will take of the rest wherever and whatever - siva

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

One of my teachers once said human beings are at the intersection of time and eternity. We live in two worlds. Thank you Siva , my friend. You are right some things are out of our control. We can only do what we are called to.

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author avatar snerfu
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Strange as it may seem, your thoughts echo my own in different settings of course and that is why the bond we form at Wikinut is so precious. Many things change but our lives determine what we write and that is important. Great work, lot of effort put in Ms Moore.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Dear Snerfu. It's not strange at all. We are all human. All the same, at the deepest level. It's no accident we came together at Wikinut..

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author avatar spirited
8th Oct 2014 (#)

A great effort here C.D.Moore.

Some though did not fit the format of the 5, 7, 5 syllables.

'"Constellations of tiny white daisies"

This line has ten syllables for example. It's syllables not words that are counted.

I just point this out as a fellow Haiku writer.

The format does not strictly have to be always met of course, but you did mention that they were all in the traditional format here.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

oops! missed that one. it was written before I started the traditional style. Thanks for reading and commenting Spirited.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Oct 2014 (#)

I am awestruck at the talent expressed here. Wonderful images as well. Thank you C.D.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

What a wonderful comment, Steve. It means a lot to me.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Wonderful CD!!! ....and your last haiku is the sum of all that beauty at its most profound best..CD just fantastic ...many thanks:0)

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author avatar C.D. Moore
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Delicia Always a pleasure to see you on my page. Thanks for your kind comments.

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author avatar vellur
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Beautiful lovely haiku and images. Loved them all, a great write.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Vellur! much appreciated!

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes indeed, beautiful thoughts making beautiful pictures no matter the form...spirited is right on several accounts, but don't let the form fence you in, expand the beauty that lives in you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you for your kind thoughts.
it was fun playing with the form even though some overflowed.
Beautiful words Utah!

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author avatar spirited
8th Oct 2014 (#)

that's a great comment you added here Utah Jay.

I wish that I had said it myself. I was trying not to be critical whilst also pointing out a point to, too.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Spirited ...might I offer as a solution to this dilemma of feelings the "contact" link ... it makes important points more friendly, personal,and palatable and I think ...

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you for your kind thoughts
Delicia!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

I know your intentions were good and it's not a big deal, Spirited. Still friends.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Were it not 3AM my time, I would respond to this lovely post with a Haiku of my own. But it's late and I have to take J to school in 4.5 hours, so let me just say well done, I enjoyed it!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Wouldn't it be great if we could do a joint post of Haiku, Phyl and Spirited and ? hope you slept well. You need to get to bed earlier,Phyl!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
10th Oct 2014 (#)

You're right. ;)

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Excellent writing and beautiful pictures. I truly wish I knew how to write haikus.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Nancy. Try it. it's not that hard.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and very inspired at the moment it was created, a true masterpiece of writing!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern, my friend!

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author avatar ajit12
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Beautiful analogy and wonderfully written. God bless you!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2014 (#)

And blessings to you too Ajit!

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author avatar n.c.radomes
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Wonderful haikus. I find in them things bursting to life. Laurels!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you so much nc.

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author avatar Salem
13th Oct 2014 (#)

These are really nice Haikus, I know they're not so easy to write cause of the measurements and all, I've only tried writing some when our Literature prof made us write some for a project.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for visiting and commenting Salem.

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author avatar Red Smith
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Wow, awesome!!

;)

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author avatar C.D. Moore
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Red!

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author avatar viewgreen
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Informative and wonderful article. Thank you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for visiting!

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author avatar yugasini
16th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for posting, have a nice day.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
20th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you, Yugasini.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Oct 2014 (#)

Your presentation with the lovely images is excellent! :)

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very interesting, thanks for sharing it with us

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author avatar C.D. Moore
27th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Jajay!

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author avatar Kingwell
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Enjoyed your article. Blessings.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
29th Oct 2014 (#)

And blessings to you , Kingwell.

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