The Pivot of My Heart

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

 I sit beneath the cliff, quiet and alone. 
Round moon in the middle of the sky’s a bird ablaze:
all things are seen mere shadows in its brilliance,
that single wheel of perfect light… 
Alone, its spirit naturally comes clear.
Swallowed in emptiness in this cave of darkest mystery,
because of the finger pointing, I saw the moon. 
That moon became the pivot of my heart. 
 (Han Shan)

Harvest Time

It was a bountiful harvest considering most of these vegetables grew in a container and a small parcel of land.

Bountiful Harvest

Garlic, sage, kale, parsley, carrots and basil are just too much for one person.  Most of these vegetables I shared with neighbours, friends and family.  I will be keeping a few bulbs of garlic to grow.

I picked them way before the Autumn Harvest moon came out.

The view from my balcony faces west and I see the morning moon.  A light cloud hanging low and a single bird hovering the horizon gave me a feeling of serenity in the stillness of the morning.

Harvest Moon September 20, 2013

Harvest Moon September 20, 2013

Of course,  the moon looks brighter at night especially on the first evening of Harvest Moon.  In order for me to capture this, I have to go out on the street, look towards east and wait for the rising of the moon.

Harvest Moon Rising September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon Rising September 19, 2013

“Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn. ” – B. C. Forbes

A Poem About Blue

Once in a Blue Moon…
Blue,
Beautiful blue,
The color of a river,
A sway of life,
blue moonWith the glow of a knife,
Blue is a wonderful hue,
Unlike gloomy glue,
It’s the little body of a fly,
The color of the sky,
The color of the summer,
Showing a wonderful time,
The color of a peacock,
And our oceans too,
Blue is rain,
Sleet,
But never snow,
However,
Who might ever know?
Blue is the Earth,
It’s life,
And wealth,
The stability of all life,
Once in a Blue Moon…
Earth is dying,
Its blue is going,
Little,
By little,
By little,
Once in a Blue Moon…
It is up to you and I,
Save the Earth,
Or only it will survive,
Once in a Blue Moon…

Once in a Blue Moon
By: Krishna

Author’s Note: We had to make this poem about our favorite color last year in school, and express it. Blue is very important for many reasons to this world, and I wanted to express it. As you all know, water is being wasted and it’s up to mankind himself to stop it. When I say Once in a Blue Moon, I mean if we don’t help Earth now, it will be once in a blue moon that it might be saved. (Meaning a long time.) This is my first partially “serious” poem as so to speak, so I hope you like it.  June 14, 2008  KidPub.com

Photo taken by seeker on August 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

August 20, 2013 ~ Blue Moon

Tonight is blue moon.  Look and enjoy this once in a blue moon moment. 
 
Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own 
Blue moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for 
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the moon it turned to gold 
Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own 
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the moon had turned to gold 
Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own 
Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

I am drawn to the moon, the sun, the sky, the star
Mother Earth a home for all sentient beings
Brother Wind blows the clouds from the sky
Sister Water quenches the parched ground
Brother Fire lights the Way 
Call me a New Ager
This is how I started following
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 
Brother sun St. FrancisBrother Sun
And Sister Moon
I seldom see you
Seldom hear your tune
Preoccupied
With selfish misery 
Brother Wind
And Sister Air
Open my eyes
To visions pure and fair
That I may see
The glory around me 
I am God’s creature
Of him I am part
I feel his love
Awakening my heart 
Brother Sun
And Sister Moon
I now do see you
I can hear your tune
So much in love
With all that I survey 
I am God’s creature
Of him I am part
I feel his love
Awakening my heart 
Brother Sun
And Sister Moon
I now do see you
I can hear your tune
So much in love
With all that I survey 

Music and lyrics by Donovan P. Leitch.

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