art is relative (haibun)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder just as finding beauty in any kind of creative art. I don’t know why but this prompt “art” makes me thing of garbage day in the suburbs. Whenever you want to get rid of something that is still in fairly good condition, you usually put it to the curb a day or two before garbage day. I got rid of two sewing machines that way, a television and furniture. Within a few hours I saw cars or pick-up trucks collecting my wares. Someone’s trash can be another’s treasure and that is what makes me find the relation between art and trash.

I remember when I was a teenager and lived at our grandmother’s house. My sister and my bedroom was the furnace room in the basement. There was a small old bookshelf and I decided to paint it psychedelic style. Yep, I made it look like trash but at the time I thought it was art. Boy, was my grandmother EVER patient and tolerant to endure that piece of crap in our bedroom. But then again, she did not intrude in our little sanctuary too much. We were so blessed and never truly realized that gift at the time.

Look at young children who draw us their first pictures. Okay, okay, your heart is probably melting thinking of that first drawing. But honestly we actually had to ask our child what they saw in it because, let’s face it, we had not clue. But our hearts were all gooey and warm and filled with so much love, right?
Writing is an art as well as most of you who are reading may agree. Well, heck, of course it is!! When I started blogging I am pretty sure I did not create art but with encouragement and my love of the written word, I got a tiny bit better every day. I can’t draw or paint as I would love to but I have accepted to paint my world with words in poetry and especially in my waka (Japanese forms of poetry)

(c)Clr’16

lazy afternoon
ending with a slow dive
in the distance
heart swells with such joy
magenta skies and mauve clouds

(c) Tournesol’16

Stream of Conciousnes SoCS “art” at LindaGHill

pure surrender (troiku – haiga)

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enticing tansies
I grin at their pompous air
honey bees surrender

enticing tansies
along my stroll through the brush
catch my attention

I grin at their pompous air
each yellow blossom
flighty pom-poms

pure surrender
sipping the sweetness
of nectar

©Tournesol’16/07/29

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Daily Moments July 29 2016 Pure surrender (troiku)

At One With Nature – CDHK

risk free life (troiku)

The prompt at Tuesday at Ten is “risk” this week and I decided I would write a troiku to share what a life without risk can be like:

life without risks
going through the motions
never dreaming

life without risks
is like beiges and egg shell
lacking bright colours

going through the motions
not living with your senses
more like a robot

never dreaming
keeps life safe and boring – lacks,
imagination

(c) Tournesol’16

The troiku is a special form of haiku created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

young love (tanka)

(c) Clr’16

(tanka)

running through puddles
midsummer rain
laughing like young children
hands her a scented flower
raindrops on rose blushed petals

(c) Tournesol’16

Secret Keeper Prompts 5 words: YOUNG RAIN LAUGH ROSE HAND 

Feeling a bit constrained to keep those 5 words in my poem, here are two other poems inspired by this flower:

(tanka)

splashing in puddles
feel so alive and young
laughing at life
hands her a gem flecked flower
curve of her rose tinted lips

(haiku)

raindrops on petals
midsummer rain
nature’s perfect gems

©Tournesol’16