Sunshine

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yellow petals
the sun shines
on both sides

 

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Photo: Sunflower Twins, c.b.w. 2013. Years ago I had a garden of sunflowers in the back yard. Every once in a while, we’d get conjoined twins and I always loved the idea of “double-sided” flowers. They can see both sides of things and live peacefully together. We can learn a lot from something so simple and so poetic.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2019

You

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water rushes
through this moment
with you

 

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Photo: Pontresina Graubünden, Switzerland, c.b.w. 2018

My husband and I took a scenic train ride through the Italian and Swiss Alps this past summer. It was one of the most incredible experiences we’ve ever shared. As a couple, we often travel apart as we enjoy different activities, (but we always come together at the end of the day to excitedly talk about our experiences). However, in this rare instance we both wanted to hop on that train and have an adventure. We spent the day in absolute awe and it’s something I’m so glad we shared together in a single moment.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2019

Water

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still water
claims the moment
dragonfly wings

 

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Photo: Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona, c.b.w. 2013. This picture is much older than I thought! A friend and I took a little weekend trip up to Prescott for a little hiking, photography, and good old-fashioned bonding. It was an amazing trip full of incredible views and friendship. It’s funny how time slips by so quickly and we barely even notice until it’s long gone.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2019

Flares

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poppies
tiny flares brighten
a cloudy day

 

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Photo: Alley in London, c.b.w. 2005 – I’m feeling nostalgic. This is a photo I took during my second trip to London and it’s always been among my favorite. It’s an alley near Trafalgar Square and I snapped this picture as soon as my tour group wandered out of frame. I lost them for a little while and enjoyed the time I had by myself. Eventually, I found my way back to them and it was then they realized I was a wanderer and they needed to keep an eye on me. It’s the last time I traveled with a group – from then on I’ve been planning my own trips so I’m free to wander freely.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2019