NATURE OF HAIKU

Wisteria by Claude Monet

A Moment of Recognition

for Amira @bodyandsoulnourishmentblog

HAIKU

BREVITY AT HEART

ANCHOR OF ALL SOULS

HAIKU CRADLES LIFE

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QUOTE by Claude Monet

“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her…

I perhaps owe having to become a painter to flowers.”

mystery-bloggers-1 from amira  Amira, your scribe for love, truth and peace

thanks you again.  Writing Haiku will become your next delight.

What is wonderful about this nomination is discovering more of the nominator and bloggers new to me for consideration and learning.

I WISH TO PASS THIS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD to anyone who wishes to fulfill its format (@bodyandsoulnourishmentblog) so that more persons can be included in our sphere of blogging.

Just let me know who you are so I can spread the love of writing with your contribution.

smiling at all of you!

your scribe for love, truth and peace

FEARLESS HANDS

Fearless Hands for World Peace

Inspired by Pope Francis’ “Building on Love”

QUOTE by him

“The world today is often inhabited by fear.

It is an ancient disease.”

HAIKU

GLOBALIZATION

WEDGES FEAR IN PEOPLE WHOM

WE THINK ARE OUR ENEMIES

…we should be audaciously courageous in working for peace…

 

 

LIMONCELLO

Limoncello

HAIKU

REMEMBERING HOW

PLEASANT THIS ITALIAN

APERITIF WAS

…shared with friends…

I diverge from the recipe above:

Peel the zest of  9 lemons with a potato peeler, avoid the white part which makes bitter, put vodka and zest in a mason jar or tight cap bottle and shake well, place in a cool place for 5 days, shake twice daily to produce lemony flavor.

After the 5th day, strain and discard the vodka lemon zest, add the sugar syrup to the lemony vodka.  Keep in the refrigerator and serve cold and voila!

…outstanding taste if you like lemons!

RESTORING CIVIL DISCOURSE

“Democracy in America”

Written by French historian Alexis de Tocqueville

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In 1835 de Tocqueville wrote two volumes about “a new political science” that he discovered emerging from the American Revolution.  Given America’s current political currents, this treatise on representative democracy holds precepts that should be considered to help our nation, and other world democracies, re-calibrate towards equality.

HAIKU

HOW HAVE WE LOST PRIME

RESPECT FOR HUMANITY?

LOST CIVIL DISCOURSE

QUOTES from de Tocqueville

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word – equality.  But notice the difference:  while democracy seeks equality in liberty – socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

“Any measure that establishes legal charity on a permanent basis and gives it an administrative form thereby creates an idle and lazy class, living at the expense of the industrial and working class.”

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

“America is great because she is good.  If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

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…that said…every human being can make a difference to influence our common humanity by restoring civil discourse; setting aside the naysayers of social media, fake news, tribalism, identity politics and the carpetbaggers of fear and hatred…yes, we all can change for the common good of humanity.

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Alexis de Tocqueville, thank you for your words of wisdom for democracy