VIRTUOUS LOVE

Siena Italy

Inspired by Catherine of Siena’s “Feed My Sheep”

HAIBUN

Pray Tell – Where is Virtuous Love?

Saint Catherine of Siena responds “in our neighbors.”  How so?  She confirms “because I can’t show my Creator my love for Him directly, so I have to use my neighbors and do for them the service I cannot do for God.”

What a powerful perspective to inflame the mind!

HAIKU

TO LOVE FRIENDS AND FOES

TO SEE EVERYONE AS OUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS

…in so doing, we find virtuous love…

…Vera, this one is for you…

 

JOY

When Choosing Joy, Expect Miracles

HAIBUN

“That your joy may be complete”

…inspired by the Swiss mystic poet Father Zundel…

Today, I woke up with an irresistible sense of happiness even though a spat with my beloved had tempered the joy of yesterday.

Einstein once said: “The man who has lost the faculty of being in wonder and struck with reverence is dead.”

This powerful thought propels me to share with you a joy which comes from writing:

WONDER – STIR ME UP!

THIS DAY FULL OF HORIZONS

FOR GOD AND LOVE – STAND

…a Haibun combines prose with a Haiku…

 

SHOES

Shoes by Ephemeral Emerald

HAIBUN

O THE MANY STILETTO HEELS I HAVE LEFT BROKEN ON EUROPE’S COBBLESTONE ROADS, WITHOUT FLINCHING, DARING TO WALK BAREFOOT UNTIL I COULD PURCHASE ANOTHER PAIR.

NOW, I LOVE TO WALK BAREFOOT ALL THE TIME!

A SHOE FETISHISM

NOT NECESSARILY WORN

BY A ‘FEMME FATALE’

…a Haibun combines prose summarizing a Haiku…

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