rain lashes the window
the cat cries, wet and hungry--
i let him in
This week has been an exercise in the haiku way of life... Writing in 5-7-5. Every moment is a haiku moment. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism and head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, says, "Being present is where all power and magic lie." Haiku is all about being in the present moment and fully witnessing life, in all its honesty, in that moment.
All week I have been writing haiku and other poems, and I delight in dwelling in the land of poetry again. My poem above was written today... On this rainy Friday. I was in the dining room having my morning tea and yogurt. Charlie was outside... And he was crying to be let indoors again. Poor little thing! He happily ate and was dried and promptly went to bed to "recover" from the rain!
The Haiku Festival is on Monday, May 11th. There's still time to sign up to join in, if you haven't already! My good friend and co-host, Elizabeth has already posted a list of those who have signed up at her place, those who will be joining in on the fun on Monday. I have yet to compile my list, as it is still growing, but so far 21 have signed up here at Pink Purl. I will post my haiku on Monday along with the list of other participants. The response so far has been wonderful! It is exciting to hear the feedback and that so many appreciate poetry, and especially haiku.
More fun today... I'll now add tweeting to my host of creative outlets. Yes, I signed on at Twitter! Unfortunately, Pink Purl in many forms was already taken, which was very alarming, as Pink Purl...is...well, ME! LOL! So I had to come up with something else... Now you can also follow me at PinkMagicMoment. In the sidebar is an icon where you can hop over to see my latest updates. Let me know if you're on Twitter and we can follow each other!
Tomorrow we're having Dear Husband's family over... Instead of tweeting this afternoon I should have been cleaning! But a fun weekend ahead--full house and fun tomorrow, and for Sunday some blissful relaxation would be great, and so would some crafting time. This week has been full of work, appointments, to-do lists, organizing and all sorts... So some down time would be very good about now!
I hope all of you, be you busy or savoring a slow magic moment, have a wonderful weekend ahead! See you, or tweet you, later... :o) Happy Days!