Category Archives: Spirituality

Optical Illusion – A Haiku

I found this week’s photo prompt by TJ for his Household Haiku Challenge a bit perplexing. Blame it on my astigmatism! I stared long and hard trying to decide whether I was looking down at a reflective pool or through a rocky portal…hence my chaotic little out-of order Haiku. What do you see, now that I’ve planted that perspective in your head? Things are not always what they seem! 😉 This week’s prompt words with the synonyms I used for this week’s Haiku in parentheses are Chaos (muddle) & Order (tranquil).

Photo of the Rock pools on the coast of St Malo, Brittany, by TJ Paris

tranquil tidal pools
or glimpse through Valhalla’s loam
muddling puddles

~kat

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Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse -13 August 2017

The heavens are convulsing this month with lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solar eclipses and retrograde mercurial planets. Is it any wonder we’re going mad down here? But don’t blame the heavens or the gods for what is happening. We can’t keep pointing fingers at others saying, “There! They are the reason why our lives are a mess, not working, or unhappy…fill in the blank…the reasons are many.

It’s time my friends to look in the mirror and decide on which side of fault line you will stand. There is no middle. The middle is an abyss. And the the choice is easier than you think. A few questions to help you along…

Love? or Hate?
Truth? or Lies?
Open? or Closed?
Fear? or Faith?
Apathy? or Empathy?
Ignorance? or Knowledge?
Judgment? or Mercy?
Compassion? or Indifference?
Doors? or Walls?
Black Lives Matter? or All Lives Matter? (…this is not a trick question…)
Love is Love is Love? Or Love is…except for…?

I could go on, but I’m going to stop right here. I believe most of us want to believe we’re doing the right thing. We want to believe we’re good. Contrary to popular, feel good, “we’re all entitled to our own opinion” sensibilities, there is a right and a wrong answer. Of course we would choose the right answer…the right words. But what do our actions say?

I’m not judging. I wrestle everyday with these questions. I fall short. But I would like to declare a do-over for us all. Slate clean. It’s not too late.

What will I do when called to take a stand? What do I do when no one is looking? Can I look in the mirror without wincing? Because at the end of the day that is what matters. At the end of the day we need each other and we’re counting on us to do the right thing; the thing that is good and true and just.

Blessings and grace, love and healing to you this week. Clean slate. Let’s do this! ❤️

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse -13 August 2017

moll with painted crimson lips
feel the blue
but the virus was resistant
for the costly price of love
evanescence gone
no means no, you know
I could tell you things…
she appears as an angel
come out from the nimbus mist
there is no normal
dull, entranced faces
our dreams bittersweet
prayers for our fractured nation
their magnificent innocence…fades far too quickly, like echoes of laughter in the distance.

~kat

A shi sai or ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the shi sai features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.


For Charlottesville…


Magnetic Poetry Saturday

the goddess whispers
to us in the stillness
as we sleep singing
rock-a-bye songs
our dreams bittersweet

~kat

(Magnetic Poetry Original Kit)


Intuition’s Murmur – Magnetic Poetry Monday

breathe the sun
feel the blue
listen to shady green
and follow rosy cloud
blossoms to where
ancient rocks sing
secret songs of your
souls deep quiet

~kat

Magnetic Poetry Nature Kit


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