1) Words – Haiku

Village lights
across the night lake,
his absence next to me

Zofia Barisas

Some much drama packed into just eleven words.

The web site of the Haiku Society of America:


I am interested in any poems, or Haiku, that you wish to share, either your own work or your favorites from other writers.

2) Pictures

The anguished face of a woman crying at Lubyanka station, Moscow, Russia, where thirty-nine more names where added to terrorism’s death toll.

In this season of renew, and resurrection, some spring flowers brighten up a winter landscape.


Indigenous Zoque men carry baskets containing flowers and candles as offerings inside the cave of Villa Luz during a ritual called ‘The Fishing of the Blind Sardine,’ in Tapijualpa, Mexico, on March 28. The ceremony is held as part of Holy Week and is traditionally where people asked deities for permission to fish inside the cave.


What images from last week are fresh in your mind?

3) Music

In a sign I must be getting old I haven’t found any new songs recently that I enjoyed enough to download.

I am interested in any recommendations you have.

I did find a some interesting thoughts, from the TED Talks series, by Robert Gupta, violinist with the LA Philharmonic, about a violin lesson he once gave to a brilliant, schizophrenic musician — and what he learned.

 Music is medicine, music is sanity