play for keeps

 

keep the best memories
let unpleasant ones go

keep faith in truth
turn from all false-ness

keep forward movement
stop procrastination now

keep expressing your heart
ignore rude criticism

keep head held high
don’t lose confidence

keep smiling at life
watch life smile back!

 

 

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Too late to link but inspired by Kim at dVerse to write quadrille (44 words) on “keep”.

joy of light series

Joining in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “joy of light” retreat…


 

XIV.

 

hunt with Orion

Betelgeuse blinks his red eye

i smile…and wink back

 

 

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pixabay image

 

 

tidal hypnosis

 

man in the moon smiles

beckons to insomniacs

come, be mesmerized

 

Unknown

moon lamp

 

anti-inflammatory moment

Inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

herbal remedy

tea from mountains of Tibet

pedicularis

an experienced brewer

smiles as he passes warm cup

 

9

 

 

mona lisa’s smile

 

theory 1:

my son says

it was the only

smile she could

muster after sitting

for four years and

the painter still said

“it’s not finished”.

 

theory 2:

i think maybe

Lisa stifled a giggle

as she changed her

pose ever so slightly

to watch Leonardo

squint and frown

behind his easel.

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