Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 俳句

🎇 Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎆
and to
WELCOME 2023 !!!!
A Healthy & Happy New Year
to everyone!!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day’;
begin it well and serenely,
with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

        ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched,
full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done,
full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn
to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow
upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

― Roald Dahl, The Minpins

🌹 Be kind  🎆 Be safe  🎇 Be Mindful  🌹
❤️ Everyone  ❤️



Adieu 俳句

digital timeout
dragon’s imagination
pause daily haiku

digital scratches
memoirs of a shy dragon
grateful for my muse

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And with this haiku, I bid you all ….. a temporary Adieu.
At least on a daily haiku’ basis!

My first posted ‘Penumbra Haiku‘ was “Autumn” on October 29, 2015. Since then, I have posted a daily haiku, including today! That is 430+ days in a row and a total of 460+posts in all, as I occasionally did more than
one post each day. I am a firm believer in ‘surprising yourself‘ and…..
…….did I ever!

I thought I wouldn’t make it past a week…..then a month……. then a couple of months…..and all of a sudden, it is now January of 2017! I attempted to pick a different word/haiku every day. Okay, I counted plurals as different words! And some haiku challenges matched an earlier word! And on rare occasions, I just had an idea…for a word I had already used! LOL!

So, merely taking a break from ‘daily’ but definitely not from ‘haiku’!
…..nor from poetry…….

I also have another poetry blog – ‘Memoirs of a Dragon’, including haiku!
and a photography blog – ‘Eyes of a Dragon’ as well.
Both returning after a long hiatus for each.

I am very grateful for all Readers and Followers!

                            🙏 🐉 🐲 THANK YOU! 🐲 🐉 🙏


Click Dragon for Memoirs of a Dragon
Click Eye of Dragon for Eyes of a Dragon
Click Shadow Dragon for Penumbra Haiku



Resolutions 俳句

annual courage

will power not want power

m’eh ….. same as last year!

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