SENSATIONAL HAIKU WEDNESDAY
Drift along a stream
Or drift aimlessly through life
For good or for ill
The words in blue are from Eleanor Roosevelt.
(After Patience Strong)
Friendship with oneself is all important;
Enjoy your you-ness every single day.
Be constantly aware
Of the great world that you share,
With that person who's inside you all the way.
Friendship with some others is exciting;
When one's liked it's the icing on the cake.
But, without self-love, you'll find
No real warmth inside your mind,
So you cannot give, but only merely take.
Forgive yourself for all your small shortcomings;
Don't be hard on someone who should mean so much.
Then you'll find you can forgive
Other folk with whom you live
And you can give the world a tender touch.
A baby loves itself, it's quite self-centred;
It's the centre of its little universe;
Then it learns to love one other,
Its own adoring Mother.
Loving others is a task we must rehearse.
Light a little flame of liking in your own mind,
Then let it shine on others every day.
Friendship's one of life's great pleasures,
Let's dispense it in large measures.
A friendship with ourselves shows us the way.
Lovely little haiku but your poem definitely glows with inspiring, encouraging ideas!
lovely haiku ~ read it as 'choice' ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^
your picture speaks a thousand (or so) words...haiku felt like a life lesson...
Both very beautiful. The friendship poem is powerful.
she seems sad drifting alone, may she land in happiness or hopefulness at least!
I like the haiku and the Friendship poem is wonderful, too.
We related to drifting stream!! :)
Lazy and Drifting
Good or ill: there aren't many other choices!
A Drift of Pollen
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