Silence January 29, 2015LuAnn I recently joined the poet and writers’ group at Jojoba Hills and our topic this week was silence. I chose a haiku that reflects how silence speaks to me. Silence resonates in the space between the words ~ language of my soul. © LuAnn Oburn 2015 Share this:FacebookLinkedInEmailMorePinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I really like the balance in the photo and the way in which you captured the subject 🙂
Beautiful haiku. Jojoba Hills sounds like the place for me, with like-minded folks.
Come on over! 🙂
So beautiful, so peaceful. And your photo is perfect, LuAnn. How wonderful that you’ve found a poet and writers’ group! I would enjoy that, as well.
Thanks Laurel. I was very excited that Jojoba decided to add this group to everything else available here. Hope to meet you and Eric soon.
I think you have have found a new home base for sure! Sounds like they have many many activities that you two fit right into!
I wasn’t expecting it but I think it is the perfect winter home for us.
So very beautiful, LuAnn!
I have never known that silence can be described and described so beautifully. Thank you for sharing, LuAnn.
Thanks Amy! For me silence is so vital to our well-being and many do not take the time to embrace it.
So glad you found this group. I know how you want to work on your writing. You are off to a beautiful start, my friend:) Love you photo choices for the haiku. So peaceful and silent:)
Thanks Pam. This is the perfect avenue for me to stretch myself. 🙂
How wonderful that you have found a place that can welcome most of your talents, and give you reason to share them with others. Although I know you will have a wonderful summer, traveling and visiting many places you have wanted to see, you will be anxious to get back “home.” I am happy for you.
The header shot is simply marvelous with the buddah peacefully dreaming with those wonderful mountains as backdrop.
Love the cretive way you have captured this LuAnn. Lovely.
Not a great fan of this type poetry… love the more traditional… but this one I AT LEAST MANAGED TO UNDERSTAND….. well done…
Thanks Bulldog. I don’t often try haiku Bulldog because I find it challenging to convey a feeling in so few words. Thought I should try to stretch myself a bit.
That is a word that resonates with me as well…beautiful!
I hope to meet you someday Lisa. I feel that we may have much in common. Hope you and Hans are enjoying your winter.
That’s a good one. Thanks.
Your lovely haiku pairs beautifully with the image of the sleeping Buddha. Those eyes in the second pic, are really striking. Have a wonderful weekend, LuAnn. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia. Hope you have a lovely weekend as well. 🙂
LuAnn finally found your niche which I know you have been wanting to do. This is a lovely start.
Thanks MonaLiza. I have been wanting to do some different writing, so I think this will fulfill that need.
Quiet and stillness, lovely.
I can feel the silence in your photo…
Very peaceful, isn’t it?
Whoa! I’ve been meaning to create a haiku post to surprise my followers like you did here. You gotta teach me how. Where are those pics taken?
You probably already know Rommel that a haiku has a 5-7-5 meter to it, 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the last. The most difficult part I think is conveying a feeling or a message in so little words…a nice challenge. As for the retreat center, it is the Lieu Quan Meditation Center near Warner Springs. A group of us stumbled across it when we were out to a local winery. We have yet to determine if it is still active as it seemed isolated the day we were there. The gate was open so we walked some of the grounds. I read that a lone Vietnamese monk has been working on this project since the early ’80’s and has had these Buddha figures shipped to him in pieces from Vietnam. They are some of the largest in the country. I want to go back and explore further. Wish you were here to tag along.
Thank you, LuAnn. Beautiful Haiku. And the meditation center sounds perfect. I like the description of isolated. It sounds like you can bring to it what you need and take from it what fulfills you. More personal, perhaps, than something that has rules and regulations and feels like a religion.
Thank you Julianne. You describe the meditation center perfectly.
The image chosen for your post is perfect. I love your depth and insight.
Thank you Cheryl. Wish you could have been here this past week. We got a pickleball lesson from national champ Pat Carroll. She is pretty amazing. 🙂
Lovely Haiku! I writing and poetry class sounds wonderful; you have a talent for both! Enjoy!
Thanks Sheila! I am certainly enjoying it. 🙂
Very nice, I love the simplicity of it but also the knowledge that although we never focus on the space between words, it is always there and sometimes that silence is more important than the words themselves.
Except in the case of your words Ste J. 😉
Ah, you are too kind!
You’re welcome 🙂