Thursday, December 31, 2020

Prayers Answered

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Celebrate Good Times

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Lockdown Freezes All


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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Boards and Barriers


 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Faith, Love and Hope

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Tears Frozen In Time

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Prayers for Winter

 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Grocery Shelves Empty

 
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Love Birds - We Flew Together

 
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Friday, September 4, 2020

Hearing You, I Turn

 
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Love Never Changes

 

In memory of my dear, departed friend Karen Bryan who gave me countless things, 

including this dill plant that bravely stood tall all summer, fall, and winter.  

 

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Emotions Walled In


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Zinnia: Sculpture in Motion

 

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

I Feared Their Hugs


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Sunday, July 26, 2020

All Lives Matter

 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Where is All the Yeast?

 
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The Summer Reader


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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

An Escape From Stress




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Friday, July 10, 2020

May Mother's Sleep Tonight


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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Haiku, the Story


 
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Body is Here, Mind is Elsewhere


The days and nights of feeling withdrawn during the lockdown.  



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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Keeping Our Homes Safe

 


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

... til I found haiku

 



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Monday, June 8, 2020

Butterfly Wings Slowly Move


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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sheltering in Place

 



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Monday, June 1, 2020

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Friday, May 29, 2020

My First Haiku May 29, 2020

 

Some say, "a picture is worth a thousand words."  As a life-long photographer, I used to agree with that until I discovered haiku poetry and experienced how poetic words with a photo can double the impact for both the author and the reader. 

However, once upon a time, I had the preconceived notion that I could never write haiku. I resisted the idea of my poems having to follow the syllable count rules of 5/7/5 It seemed too restrictive. 


Then I met friends who encouraged me to give it a try.  I kept wondering if I could write one but didn't dare until the evening of May 29, 2020 when a switch was flipped. Something happened to me that night.  The cause may have been juxtaposed events of (1) fearfully arriving home with a husband fresh out of surgery to find helicopters circling, the streets of Minneapolis Minnesota under curfew because of riots and, (2) a stranger leaving a bouquet of flowers on my doorstep.   


While my husband was recovering in the guest room an inner voice compelled me to photograph the bouquet of flowers, which wasn't all that unusual.  But the surprise was the poem that burst forth without any preconceived intention.  That poem was to become my first haiku. My first experience at how haiku poems can literally burst out of you when you give yourself permission to write them.   


In the beginning, I was very timid and wrote sporadically until I dared myself to write every day, which I do now, sometimes 3 - 4 per day. To a large degree this is thanks to THE DAILY HAIKU community on Facebook which I discovered early on my haiku journey.  I will be forever grateful to founder Amanda White @AmandaWhite10 and the countless poets, in Minnesota and internationally, who encourage my photopoetry with their "Likes," positive comments, and constructive criticisms. 


You may discover that my new Instagram name where I share my photopoetry is @wendywalks.photopoetry.  Titled as such because my photopoetry are usually created while taking walks and writing haiku with a dear group of kindred spirits who join me for both activities: Melissa Moore, Lisanne Winslow, Nicole Mautz, Karen Graham, and Arianne WinslowI am so grateful for their companionship and inspiration.  


I cannot imagine how I would have survived without having the creative practice of (1) writing haiku poems (2) making photographs, and (3) communicating with my poetry friends.   



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