dynamics of yin & yang

Meoto Iwa, or the “Loved one and loved one” Rocks, are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. At low tide, the rocks are not separated by water.

Chèvrefeuille, at CDHK, offers two haiku for weekend “fusion & troiku” challenge:


between the wedded rocks

the sun rises to her highest throne

summer solstice

mountain stream

the ice has melted – dances in the sun

crystal waterdrops                                                                                   © Chèvrefeuille


My “fusion” of Chèvre’s haiku into one which lays foundation for troiku series:


rock solid marriage

mountain streams refresh the sea

sun rises, moon sets

© lynn__


rock solid marriage

united by rope of straw

weighty promises


mountain streams refresh

sea waves break upon the rocks

crystal droplets shine


sunset and moonrise

benediction over earth

until end of time


sanctuary stones


cleft in ancient wall

rock dove coos benediction

peace rest upon us



Byzantine ruins at Avdat – photo by lynn


Carpe Diem celebrates 4th anniversary this month.



1.  morning glory

reflective moments

night fades before sun’s splendor

beauty inspires praise


2.  day of rest

focus on His word

quiet the soul’s restlessness

renewed by worship


3.  fellowship

brothers and sisters

gracious hospitality

share meal together


4.  re-creation

wander out of doors

breathe deeply natural scene

rejuvenate mind


5.  two or three

humbly bow our hearts

Spirit hears groans of prayers

power is unleashed


6.  full circle

meditative mood

full moonrise illumines sky

resting in God’s grace


7.  benediction

taking sabbath rest

pause from world’s distracting pace



"Rest from Work" by Van Gogh, Wikipedia Commons

“Rest from Work” by Van Gogh, Wikipedia Commons