Category Archives: Poetry

Rushing Waves

waves rush, unsettle

the sandy shores of grounding–

time unsettles time…

Part of the Haiku My Heart weekly challenge. This short poem is my little expression of what’s on my mind.


Be – Haiku My Heart

to be just to be;
such awkward a buzz to be:
the bee simply flies…

Beehive Print from an 1840's Natural History Book

Beehive Print from an 1840’s Natural History Book

Inspired by Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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Follow Through – Haiku My Heart

nestling dreams of flight;
grown, flies at every startle,
unaware of Strength…

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In my backyard, looking up with my camera, I had the opportunity to capture this bird soaring through the sky.

Like Jenny in the movie Forrest Gump, as a little girl I wanted to fly away some how like a bird. I felt helpless being picked on by my brother. I was the little weird sister who was not cool and ugly and no one would ever like. I wish I had super powers and could defend myself. I’m not a superhero, but I’m now an adult. And I need to be the best me I can be and keep in mind that little girl who wanted to fly away. She now has a chance to see what she can really do. Actually, I’ve had a chance for quite some time. My anxiety and depression slowed my progress down a bit (I think that’s an understatement).  Well, the anxiety and depression aren’t as bad anymore.  I need to follow through and show the little girl how healthy and strong she can really be. I, too often, have neglected my health (spiritual, mental, and physical). I guess I still hear my brother’s words in my head some how and don’t realize the “Strength” I have. I need to stop running away when I’m “startled” and be aware of my unhealthy escape habits and replace them with healthy habits. I know I have started already, but I still have more to work on for that little girl.

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Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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Clouds – Haiku My Heart

fluffy flowing spread –
packed fibers of nice floating,
suspended in space…

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A few weeks ago while leaving a gas station, I looked up and spotted these awesome clouds. It just happened that the sun peeked through the sign just in time.  I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I never tire of looking up at the clouds.  May sound unusual, but I don’t mind a cloudy sky.  It’s like a painting on a blue canvas.  It’s difficult to believe this painting is made of ice and water droplets.

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Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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Haiku Heights – Egg

a vessel of growth
seed of life with nourishment
egg-citing insight

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Source: U.S. Acres at GoComics

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K is for Kay

bipolar is Kay–

battles her demons becomes

psychologist, yeah

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Source of book cover: http://www.womensbookshop.co.nz

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“But, with time, one has encountered many of the monsters, and one is increasingly less terrified of those still to be met.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison, from An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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“Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, 1946) is an American clinical psychologist and writer whose work has centered on bipolar disorder which she has suffered from since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews.”

-Wikipedia – Click here for more.

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A2Z Psychology2

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Source:Mental Health America

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Haiku Heights – Bridge

here there everywhere
many ways to go across–
a traveler’s choice

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J is for James

first psychology
professor in USA —
he was M.D., too

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In 1875, William James taught the first college psychology course in the United States at Harvard University.  He was a psychologist, philosopher, and medical doctor.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Source:Mental Health America

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H is for Hallucinations

sights sounds unreal
seem real — a sensory
confusion beheld

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Although there is no external source, hallucinations are very much real to the person experiencing them. The source is usually an imbalance or damage in the person’s own brain chemistry and/or brain structure. There are various causes of hallucinations. These include mental illness, sleep deprivation, ingested substances, and other conditions. By the way, if you or someone you know do have hallucinations consult with a doctor to find out what’s going on. No need to be ashamed, like other symptoms of illness and disorder in our bodies (diabetes, colds, flu, etc.) they can either be treated or managed. Often proper management and treatment takes time to discover. And the sooner you get help the better. I should know, my husband has received the help he needs (see my other post — B is for Bipolar).

Below is a very facinating video on a particular kind of hallucination that can occur in persons that are blind or partially blind. It’s about 18 minutes long. The speaker is Dr. Oliver Saks, the writer of Awakenings. Awakenings is his memoir relating his experience with catatonic Parkinson’s patients at a New York hospital. The book was turned into a movie starring Robin Williams as Dr. Saks. He is a neurologist and has written books on unusual and fascinating cases he has encountered. If you have the time and are curious about hallucinations check it out or save it to watch later.

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“A hallucination is a perception in the absence of a stimulus which has qualities of real perception.”
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“A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.”
-Bertrand Russell

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Haiku Heights – Daredevil

pushing the limits
of his humanity — he
nears insanity…

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G is for Grief

a twisting pain fights
time; slowing it’s march forward–
seed in the winter

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“Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed.” –Wikipedia

Grief is not the same for everyone. We all experience and express our grief and heal in different ways and at different speeds. Some theories of how most people deal with grief have been proposed, but no one way is right and to force one person to heal a certain way can be harmful. What does appear to be certain is that grief is a normal part of being human.

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20130424-103449.jpgSource:Mental Health America


April A2Z Heights – Day 30 – Zebra Crossing

safety for the path

marked carefully towards end

though few use its way…

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month


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