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Morning Haiku and Waka – April 22, 2015

Originally posted on Bastet and Sekhmet's Library:

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wind water and sun
united within as one
– I am alive

even in this dawn
soft wind caresses the dawn
at one with nature
I sing a life song of joy
– today I am alive

© G.s.k. ‘15

For CDHK – Distillation: a poem by Scott Momaday

The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in…

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Wednesday, April 22 Is Earth Day 2015.

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Originally posted on The Militant Negro™:

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earthday2015Wednesday, April 22 IS Earth Day 2015

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Earth Day

Earth Day is a name used for 2 similar global observances. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the March Equinox, others observe the occasion on April 22 each year. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment. It’s not to be confused with Earth Hour.

What do people do

The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction.  Television stations frequently air programs dealing with…

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15 Striking Photographs That Are Actually Paintings

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Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

Patrick Kramer is an American hyper-realist painter based in Springville, Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a major in art, Kramer has been painting professionally ever since. Each painting can take Patrick anywhere from 50 – 300 hours. In an interview with Wallhop, Kramer says his process usually begins with photographs. He comes up with an idea, gathers props, takes dozens of photos, plays with them on Photoshop and then uses the final digital composition for reference.

As for the age-old question, “why bother making something that looks near identical to a photograph?”, Kramer explains:

“I would say it’s a unique experience for the viewer. You approach a painting so much differently than a photograph… People will walk past a fairly banal hyper-realistic work, assuming it’s a photograph, but when told it’s a painting, will do a double-take. They’ll go back and scrutinize, look…

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Non-Attachment: The Solution to an Artist’s or Writer’s Problem

Originally posted on davidjrogersftw:

It’s a paradox that when we detach ourselves from thoughts of ourselves and how we’re coming across and do with concentration solely what’s necessary to do to create good art, many obstacles disappear and no longer trouble us. Then the work we do is infinitely better and the artist’s life we lead is infinitely happier. We just do our work as well as we can and live our life as well as we can because that’s how work should be done and an artist’s life should be lived.

“Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself.” (Chozan Shissai, The Way of the Sword)

 Archers and Artists

bows-and-arrows-650474_640(1)Two thousand years ago Chuang Tzu wrote a description of a situation so relevant to painters, writers, dancers, and other artists of today that he could have written it this morning. He wrote that when an archer is…

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Lady of the Starlight

Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:

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Lady of the Starlight
Mother of the Moon
Guide my steps
Keep me safe
In the womb of your love.

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to Leize, a poem, a prayer, a promise

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If we remembered Everyday..

"If we remembered every day that we could lose someone at any moment we would love them more fiercelyand freely and without fear. Not because there's nothing to lose but because everything can always be lost.
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