Weekend Meditation -Quest for New Masterpiece – Winter

Weekend Meditation -Quest for New Masterpiece – Winter

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #63 The Quest For A New Masterpiece Continues … winter

late snow blankets ground
silence – no mate responds
to the flickers call


cling to the eves
icicles dancing with light
beauty after storm


snowy Christmas eve
the sound of the great horned owl
filling the darkness

Last Curtain

Last Curtain

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #52 Tagore’s “Last Curtain”

the end of my days
consumed by earthly treasures
truth found to late
hours speed by, silence falls
the sun and moon still rise


Last Curtain

I know that the day will come 
when my sight of this earth shall be lost, 
and life will take its leave in silence, 
drawing the last curtain over my eyes.

Yet stars will watch at night, 
and morning rise as before, 
and hours heave like sea waves casting up pleasures and pains.

When I think of this end of my moments, 
the barrier of the moments breaks 
and I see by the light of death 
thy world with its careless treasures. 
Rare is its lowliest seat, 
rare is its meanest of lives.

Things that I longed for in vain 
and things that I got 
—let them pass. 
Let me but truly possess 
the things that I ever spurned 
and overlooked.

© Rabindranath Tagore

Weekend Meditation 12

Weekend Meditation 12

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #32 Use That Quote … Florence Nightingale



“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.” ]Florence Nightingale

stroll through the garden
a dainty flower victorious
over the bind weed


from a curled leaf
a butterfly immerses
simple gifts

Revise that Haiku – Mountain Peak

Revise that Haiku – Mountain Peak

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #30 Revise That Haiku … Soen Nakagawa’s “mountain peak”

one note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

snow on mountain peak
unfurls a Rainbow

© Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984)


trill of the flute
winter clouds rent
one not resounds


rainbow unveiled
snow-covered peaks