Spring Festival, 2019

 "When you are grateful

 —when you can see what you have—

 you unlock blessings to flow 

  in your life."

 —Suze Orman

Beijing Snowfall, 2012

             "Every season has a reason

             — even a blanket of snow

             keeps plants and trees warm."

                   —Robert M. Hopkins

Ascending Clouds, 2017

  "It is never too late

 to be what you might 

have been."

—George Eliot

Forbidden City, 2005

"Your daily life 

is your temple and your religion. 

When you enter into it 

take with you 

your all."

—Khalil Gibran

Yellow Gingko Trees, 2018

  "The more you praise

   and celebrate your life, 

  the more there is in life 

  to celebrate."

  —Oprah Winfrey

Goldfish in a Pond, 2010

 "Don't let the noise 

of others' opinions drown out 

your own inner voice."

—Steve Jobs

Reflections in a Rain Puddle, 2014

"Your living is 

determined not so much 

by what life brings to you as by 

the attitude you bring to life; not so 

much by what happens to you as 

by the way your mind looks 

at what happens."

—Khalil Gibran

Cloud Flow, 2016

Haibun Poetry

                        Autumn Sky

Stepping outside into our roof-top garden, turning browner and sparser by the day, I look up into the glorious autumn sky — so clear and blue, and eye-squinting bright from the morning sun, I almost gasp at the sight of a new tenant, already making itself at home: a big garden spider, suspended high over my head in the center of an audacious web that spanned, not alongside the periphery of our patio, but right across the center of it — from an overhanging eave of our apartment to a small tree alongside the north-view railing. After a cursory glance of it's monumental scale, and before I could even take another breath, an unsuspecting guest arrived, proving only too well, the terrible efficiency of its design.

                        unbroken web —

                        a stinkbug freezes 

                        in mid-flight

                                 —Robert M. Hopkins

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