on eyes, mind, and soul
between heat and cold
never feeling old
Filed under Poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged as accomplishment, balance, color effects, curled fronds, green, life, palm curls, peace, pride, restful
a green haiku response
thank you so much!!
that you appreciated
but i have to say
i am not a poet
i just prefer
writing this way
i prefer reading
one sweep down
rather than moving
left and right
i don’t know
what is this called
but for sure
i don’t turn
green with envy
never feeling old
love those lines!
So many people have negative associations with green (envy, bad luck, money) but I love the color and surround myself with it. I knew of an eye surgeon in London who always sent his patients to the countryside for 1 week before operating on their retinas because, he said, green relaxes the nerves at the back of the eye, and he wanted their eye-nerves to be as relaxed as possible before surgery; when they followed his advice, he got better results. Amazing, isn’t it?
I love green color too,
green is my boy’s favorite color…
thanks for sharing…
green comes from the blue of the heavens and yellow the energy of the sun and creation. it is no accident leaves are green. every color has meaning.
No wonder, then, that green vibrates with life, peace, and restful energy for the eyes – when we look at green, we truly look at creation. Thank you for your perspective. I will never see green the same again.
Great job! I think it’s wonderful how color can inspire. Thank you for the kind words on my blog as well. I have two new posts up if you’d like to check them out. Have a great Sunday!
Thanks MistyT. Now I know how you spend your Sundays – dancing… Lovely!!
Green and Red are my mom’s FAVORITE colors… whenever she sends me traditional attire from India, they HAVE to be in either red, or green, or both!!! Earlier, I used to get annoyed.. but now, I just smile 🙂
And this lovely, FRESH and peaceful piece totally reminded me of my closet full of the green stuff 🙂
Thanks for sharing this, Cindy… the image is BEAUTIFUL!!!
That’s so funny. We Moms do the most aggravating things for our daughters, just because we love them.
I’m sure my daughter TOTALLY understands. 🙂
The image is of a small palm that grows on my patio garden. I just happened to be there one morning when a new frond was uncurling, and I took this photo after watering, so it looks like dew. Unplanned, just a lucky shot, I guess. I love the curves and textures of nature.
I just read your comment to my sweetheart. He had a good laugh too.
heheheh.. hope you had an awesome weekend, Cindy!! 🙂
Green has the most amazing effect on my soul…when I have a day that’s not going so well, I know I can just go out into nature and it soothes my mind….like Kavita’s mom, red is also my favourite color but I love green….Your poem and picture is so peaceful and soothing to the heart, soul and eyes. Thanks my friend xxxx
After living in England for 17 years, I came to central California where everything that should be green was either gold, beige, white or grey. That first summer reached 114 degrees and very little stayed green!! The greens that did survive the harsh sun were hard, sharp and tough greens, not the gentle, soft greens I knew from the moors. I really missed my England green. Then my sweetheart taught me to play golf… At last – I could spend four heaven-sent hours walking amidst green, hitting a little white ball that shone against the green with such sweetness. I was happy. Nine years later I still play and still enjoy the course around me as much as I do hitting that sweet little ball. Thanks for your lovely comments. XXOO
This has a touch of whimsy in the reading and the photograph was perfect. Loved it.
Thanks, Pearl. I took a simple close-up of a sago palm frond that happened to be unfurling on my patio. The perfection was more in the luck that I just happened to see it before it was too far gone. Glad you enjoyed it.
Wow – I am in awe at your photograph!! It’s amazing!! xx
Thanks Chloe! I only have a cheap Canon digital, so I can’t take close-ups as close as this photo appears to be. I took the shot about 4 feet away, then used the crop facility on Microsoft Windows Picture Manager to zoom in closer. When you don’t have the funds to spend on fancy cameras and programs, you find all sorts of ways to do things!! A real photographer would probably cringe at my methods. Oh well, just like golf, an ugly swing doesn’t matter if you get the ball in the hole. 🙂
I totally agree with you – it does not matter how you get there in order to achieve the end product. I mean, you should see me in the kitchen – such a mess but the food is “usually” edible! 😀 You’re helping inspire me to brush the dust off my own little cheap digital, as I’ve always wanted to spend more time taking pics xx
It always gives me a thrill when someone receives inspiration from another – the word inspire means to breath in – a life sustaining act that shares air, ideas, energy. What you take in is a gift, what you expel is also a gift – for someone else. Like paying it forward, backward, and sideways all at the same time. I can’t wait to see what you discover with that dusty camera!!
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