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Friday, September 13, 2013

Hungry, haunted Toads for Hannah

She wanted to encourage our personal muses to be hungry and haunted, so Hannah gave members and visitors to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads two photos and a video showing acres of colourful flowers in Japan.
The video, with deliciously soothing piano music and changing scenes of people wandering amongst fields of flowers, each field a different colour, made me feel good. I don't know how my muse felt, or how the dog sleeping on the floor behind me feels about it, but I'm going to play that video again, for the fourth time, then happily go to bed.
But first, here are two photos Hannah provided, as well as my response to the prompt.





Soft music, playing on our soul strings.
Warm colour as far as the eye can see,
red and yellow tulips warm the blue
and mingle, every springtime, bounty’s
hue.





Walk slowly ’mid the wide expanse of light,
lie down, or sit. Nothing’s wrong, and all is right,
Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Ajigaura Beach
coloured light; and light on colour, reach.







A perfectly-tuned and played piano
washed our senses clean so we know
only beauty, only colour, only light,
never darkness, never sorrow, never blight.

14 comments:

kaykuala said...

Yes, only colors and lights. I like the contrast of colors between the 2 pics! Nicely Kay!

Hank

humbird said...

peaceful, soft poem like the music and photos...nice

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...and these words are balm to the soul! YAM xx

(ooh - bit frantic hence erratic in comments - sorry; OZ for a few weeks then to Scotland - hopefully by end Novemeber but will be posting that all up in due course...thanks for caring though! &*>) xx

Penelope Puddlisms said...

“Soul strings” is such a compelling image for how music can sweep us up into a higher realm.

Debi Swim said...

Lovely words and images to match.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very beautiful, Kay! One of my fave posts of yours.

Hannah said...

Each of these are so serenely beautiful...I have to say your third is exquisite...it breathes of calm and cleansing. Ha! I just misspelled calm as clam! Try reading the sentence again with clam!! lol

I t makes me so happy that you found such peace in this Kay...thank you so much for writing and sharing your thoughts. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful...you gave a voice to the video

jabblog said...

Elegiac - your response is beautiful.

grapeling said...

sweet triptych, Kay

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Especially like the invitation of the second one.

Sam Edge said...

washed our senses clean so we know
only beauty, only colour, only light,
never darkness, never sorrow, never blight

this is great KAy!

Other Mary said...

Gorgeousness for the senses!

Margaret said...

I enjoy the comparison to piano music. If I am home alone, I often will put on a cd and listen to piano music- and it gives me much the same feeling as walking amidst a beautiful garden... (almost) .