03 Apr

Silent spring moon branch

 Father tree mother budding

 On evening breeze

Emma-Rose girl1

(She thought she would become a Princess    

until  —  she met the Queen).


   Twin birches destined to divide each other. Each rooted in One Sacred seed. How can they grow in plurality? Who, will make the decision to face the sun?

   Embraced at the base with one heart, they both grow shading a small green meadow, beside an all season stream.

   Shy — they bend slightly, so she can listen to what they say — holding her sandwich in silence.

    She is doing it more often now, learning — to hear.

Two summer birches

Outside her morning doorway

Glowing Sacred white

Twin Birches 2


Posted by on April 3, 2016 in Beginnings, Children, Haibun, New light/New life, Poetry, prose


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16 responses to “Emma-Rose

  1. Jae Rose

    April 3, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Always better to be a queen than a princess – and that photo is glorious 🙂


  2. Kerry O'Connor

    April 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

    What sweet children! Learning to listen to the sounds of nature is so important.


  3. Sanaa Rizvi

    April 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This is such a heartfelt write 😀


  4. Sherry Marr

    April 3, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I suspect maybe her granddad is teaching her the most important lesson….to listen to trees and birds…..and to her own sweet inner voice. I adore this poem.


  5. C.C.

    April 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Such a lovely adventure….learning to hear what nature has to say 🙂 May she listen well all her life!


  6. Carrie Van Horn

    April 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    A beautiful lesson here….I love this!!


  7. Truedessa

    April 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This is beautiful from a seed there is growth. Learning to hear is an art that one should take to heart…there is great wisdom in listening.


  8. Donna@Living From Happiness

    April 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Hearing with more than our ears…what a wonderful way to experience the world…and we do it so much better as a child….we can learn from them how to do it again…she is precious!


  9. Audrey Howitt

    April 3, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Such a tender haibun–this form always baffles me–but yours flowed so easily


  10. Sumana Roy

    April 3, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    how lovely that the cuties have already grown that inner eye and ear….granddad’s influence? 🙂


  11. kelvin s.m.

    April 4, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Learning to hear the presence of every little voices of nature is very much a rewarding job I’d like to grow old with. May she learn to master well the art of listening through her heart. 🙂


  12. Luk Lei

    April 4, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Great capture, and I love the introduction, why be one when you can be more.


  13. Magaly Guerrero

    April 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Your first piece brings to mind Rachel Carson…


  14. gillena

    April 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    tuning into nature with appreciation, what a wonderful less to teach to children

    Thank you for linking in at my Sunday lime

    much love…


  15. dsnake1

    April 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

    she’s a princess!
    she’s already in tune with nature.


  16. humbird

    April 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Listen, esp. in young years, give us so much to remember and support with in older years…lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!



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