As I devoted the week to reading more Haiku by the great poets, I started writing my own poems again. I hope to publish another collection of poems by the end of the year. So stay tuned. For those of you who have supported me by purchasing Haiku Moments and The Secret Life of Mandalas, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mosquito at my ear
does it think
Issa was a beloved poet. Compared to Robert Burns, he writes poems crickets, flies and other creatures. He was born in 1763 in a small mountain village in central Japan.
Climb Mount Fuji,
but slowly, slowly.
What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.
Deal with fear right now
the mantra may be one word
Just choose Happiness
-Melba Christie (c) 2013
“Do not seek to follow
in the footsteps of the wise.
Seek what they sought.”
“If you have build castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
That is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”
– Henry D. Thoreau
“”If it can be verified, we don’t need faith….
Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason.
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies
and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.”
“The soul itself, the soul of each one of us, is to
each one of us a mystery. It hides in the dark and broods,
and consciousness cannot tell us of its workings.”
“We all want to make the most of our lives….to become
the highest expressions of ourselves. It begins with
our own awakening. There’s no better way to find that aha!
“Wonder and knowledge are both to be cherished. Shall we appreciate any less the beauty of nature because its harmony is unplanned? And shall the potential of mind stop to inspire our awe and fear because several billion neurons live in our skulls?”
– Stephen Jay Gould
I have often asked myself if knowledge should be cherished a bit more than wonder. Knowledge of nature and how we can keep the planet is very important. But doesn’t wonder entice and leads us to more knowledge?
What do you think?