January 28, 2015

Mindfulness Challenge Day 28 Haiku -- Boston Strong

As Boston emerged from an historic snowstorm, which dumped over two feet of snow in less than 24 hours over parts of Greater Boston, the resilience of its residents became apparent. A lone figure carefully and symbolically shoveled the finish line of the Boston Marathon...yes, we are Boston Strong!


Boston Strong

Only in Boston
The finish line is shoveled
We are Boston Strong


January 27, 2015

Mindfulness Challenge Day 27 Haiku -- Juno Arrives

The Blizzard of 2015, named Juno, came calling here in Massachusetts last night and predictions are it will contine to snow throughout today. The landscape looks surreal, reminiscent of scenes from the movie Dr Zhivago. I am grateful to be safe and warm inside; simply observing the magic of nature.

Juno Arrives

Blizzard called Juno
Blankets of snow cover all
Magic of nature

January 26, 2015

Mindfulness Challenge Day 26 Haiku -- Calm Before the Storm

I live in New England. In New England it snows in the winter. Sometimes it snows ALOT in the winter. Let's take a collective breath and realize that we WILL be snowed in for a few days, but we WILL dig out, and spring WILL arrive this year. Sometimes it is easier to embrace the "what is" and not fight it.

Calm Before the Storm

Calm before the storm
Preparations have been made
It is what it is

January 25, 2015

Mindfulness Challenge Day 25 Haiku -- Snowy Morning

Beautiful sunshine, shimmering branches laden with puffs of snow belie the stormy weather ahead.

Snowy Morning

Cotton balls of white
Nestled on the tree branches
Softening winter



January 24, 2015

Mindfulness Challenge Day 24 Haiku -- Secret Garden

An overnight snow changed the landscape into a winter wonderland.

Secret Garden

Our secret Garden
Patiently waiting for spring
Blanketed by snow