Yesterday’s Lilac #elderlyissues #aging #atozchallenge

Hold me…

I am a broken, colorful

fragrant remnant

of yesterday

*

Remember me…

when I was alive, thriving

extracted from a beautiful

whole

*

Understand me…

for who I am today

a relic, don’t pull me

to pieces

*

Cherish me…

for what I was

what I am and what I might

still be…

Yesterday… whole

pieces… still

I pulled this drawing and poem from 2011 archives.

They speak of the heart and I think the heart of the elderly is so fragile yet so fragrant like the lilac.

No one wants to yield to old age and all the symptoms but we have little choice.

As the days grow to a sepia, let’s remember to relive yesterday with our dear parents and family members. Let’s love them for who they are today.

One of my clients a very talented musician and educator told me recently that she had been invited to tea with a world leader. And yet in all her recollections her moments now are the sweetest and she has contentment.

Art:  “Fragrant Lilac” 2012 L. Moon Designs

 

Secrets of the Sea #haiku #sailing

sailboat

No one travels
Along this way but I,
This autumn evening.

– Matsuo Bashō

sepia sails

 brush strokes against yesterdays

alone on the sea

This Utabukuro goal  from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  is to share a favorite haiku and create an all new one inspired on your favorite.

Young #atozchallenge

sea foam line

yesterday I stubbed my toe

nothing was making sense

my imprints vanishing

closed in by life’s fence

today I followed my footsteps

retraced some of my steps

jumped similar  waves

discovered no more regrets

tomorrow I’ll follow my heart

no matter the cost

sing to you and the sea birds

our smiles will never be lost

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Where do you find your younger self?

Y

People to enjoy these last few days with the A to Z Challenge:

Changes #poetry #photography

golden gate pm

Gold with little rain

I drive through the veil of yesterday

hoping little has changed

I can’t quite see behind

I see tracings of what lies ahead

the giants in today’s sky

are the least of what I dread

San Francisco and the Northern Bay area (of California) will always be considered home. I dont like seeing the changes that the drought has wrought on the state. I like seeing less the effects the drought is having on nature. Wildlife is driven into the cities in search of food and water. The deer are beautiful (though quite lean); the mountain lions a little less desirable.

The Daily Post Challenge for this week is Change.

California Dreaming… #photography #poetry #dpchallenge

The

dream

like a

butterfly

fluttered about

not wishing  to be caught

flaunting its winged victory

I grasped

at the very edge

holding tight

to yesterday

***

And what dream do you hold in your hands????

The wordpress photography challenge is “Show us something Dreamy“.

Come Dream with us:

Cast Off #poetry #photography

Today I cast off my dreams

leaving them on yesterday’s wake

did I have the perfect form

or was I making a mistake

*

today I waded deep into sorrow

jigsaw puzzle pieces mismatched

wishing I could ignite the driftwood

you were reality’s dreadful catch

*

today I danced to a new beat

loosened my hair into the breeze

laughed away yesterday’s tight rope

casting-off from you an ease

surfing hmb

Where Leadeth Tomorrow? #newyear #haibun #poetry

4157929_orig bridgeA way lit to tomorrow

shadows frown from yesterday

a foot on crooked path

will it lead me astray?

The questions I’m hearing

hammer in my head

where am I going?

to what has this led?

I must strive ever forward

too late to look back

sun light is coming

awakening my track

*

bridge of unknowing

shadows block the way

rays warm tomorrow

I’m taking a shot at the Ligo Haibun Challenge.  This haibun is a combination of prose and haiku based on the prompt of the photograph.

Needing You More than Yesterday #poetry #photography

solstice

I just got off the plane

heartsick still feels the same

needing you more than yesterday

my sleeve is wet with rain

concealing well my pain

 I’m needing you more than yesterday

grasping for reasons why

raising questions to the afternoon sky

and I’m needing you more than yesterday

already tried running away

your smile beckoned me to stay

I’ll always need you more than yesterday

photography “Longest Day”  © L. Moon 2013

Resolution #photography #haiku #poetry

How does one change in a New Year? Toss all your yesterday’s away!!!

winter woods

Too frozen to feel

Cold lens viewing bitter pain

In resolve to change

*

In resolve to change

Cast the past into the wind

Toss yesterday away

*

Toss yesterday away

replaced with hope’s tomorows

Gone – discordant song

Photograph: “Winter Woods” copyright 2012 L. Moon

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