Haiku Moments

Dear Followers and fellow bloggers,

I am very proud to announce the release of my first Haiku Poetry book – Haiku Moments available through Barnes & Noble. I appreciate your continued support. Thanks to all who bought The Secret Life of Mandalas.

National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month!

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” –

                                         – Leonard Cohen

A few suggestions for things you can do to honor the poets of the world.

 
* Read a poem to someone you love.
* Go to Poet.org and learn about A Poem in your Pocket
* Memorize just one line from a poem everyday.
* Post a short poem on Facebook or any other social media format you like.
* Write a poem for someone special.
* Email a poem to a friend.
*Check out your local library for programs that relate to poetry
* Dare to share a live video of yourself reading a few lines from a favorite poem. #mypoetryselfie.
* Finish this line: My heart leaps up when I behold …
and post it to my timeline or messenger and I will collect all into a large poem on April 30 as a culmination of Poetry Month. Write it in any language cause all languages matter.
* Simply make people aware of the celebration.
If you love music then you love a poet. Bob Dylan just received a Nobel Prize for his body of work as a songwriter.
So poetry is always in the air. It is never to late to become a poetry lover. Remember my friends poetry is life and life is poetry. Have a beautiful Poetry Month.

The Secret Life of Mandalas

book-cover

I very happy to announce that my coloring book is now available at www.barnesandnoble.com. Thanks for your continued support.

 

When We Listen

When We listen

When we listen
we can hear the unspoken words
of the sages of the future

when we listen
the songs of the crickets
are meant to heal our souls

when we listen
we can decipher
the secret whispers
of the butterflies

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Photo by Melba Christie

When we listen
we can hear
the heart strings of a young lover
strumming like an acoustic guitar

when we listen
we can hear
the harp of our soul
playing an opus
to help us become
more aware of who we are

when we listen
there’s no telling
what sounds will resonate
to help us appreciate
the life we take for granted
all the more.

The Unistar

I found a Unistar

ready to be wished upon

I wished for many things

I won’t say how many

but if tomorrow

the world is at Peace

we shall thank the Unistar.

 

Melba Christie

 

The painting is my representation of the Unistar. Make a wish if you want. It can’t hurt.

Unistar

      

Trying to Catch up with Life

Trying to catch up with Life

I bumped into Hope

It spoke softly and slowly

I suppose it wanted to be in the Present

“Hope is all we have and no one can take it away.”

This has become my mantra when I meditate.

 

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Painting By Melba Christie

 

 

Our Connectivity

The blue sky connects us

trees connect us

raindrops connect us

the beautiful songs of birds,

the fluttering of a butterfly

and the buzzing of a bumble bee

connect us.

When we breathe in

and when our hearts beat

we are even more connected.

Let’s take advantage

of the connectivity

and pray for peace.

 

Super Connectivity

Design By Melba Christie

 

Watercolor

The canvas awaits the luscious

wash of crimson, lavender and Ivy green

that even a rainbow would envy the scene

Reality or fantasy created

no one knows for sure

only the artist and the muse

who got together one afternoon.

My Single Sunflower

 

 

Shaping Up

Shape Up

I tried shaping up the other day

I stretched and stretched

and flipped and flopped

to get rid of the muffin top.

After three hours of sweat and tears

I convinced myself

I could not keep up

because of all my years.

So instead I went to my drawing pad.

Painting is what makes me glad;

no point in being sad

As you can see I did shape up after all.

Thoughts on Poetry

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt,

and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

                                           –   Leonardo da Vinci

Magic Touch

“Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.”

                                          – Virginia Woolf

Wet Hibiscus

“Poetry, she thought, wasn’t written to be analyzed;

it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.”

– Nicholas Sparks

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“Poetry is Life;  life is Poetry”

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Melba Christie