Friday, January 15, 2016

Two Haiku for the New Year

Practicing Newness

on this first day

of twenty-sixteen


Sunbirds flutter

around nyjer seed sock

a Mozart ballet

It's lovely to see you all here in this New Year.
I plan to return with a new post on March 15th.
Until then, wishing you a sparkling New Year.

Blessings, Peace and Love,

~   Anitra


  1. I delight in your two haiku and the pleasure of your renewed company in March. All best wishes, Anitra.

    1. Geo,

      Thank you for your gracious comment. It's always a treat to see you here.

      My good wishes to You and Norma

  2. Happy New Year Aneet!

    Hoping this messege finds you and family healthy and happy!

    Perfect music for the birds to be in proper movement to. Very calming scene.....

    Thank goodness winter for me will be over in 2 weeks as I head to Sydney Australia to see family once again. This will be my 5th trip over there. Aneet you would love it! The wildlife there is truly amazing. When I was there 2 years ago, everytime I would attempt to go to bed, these obnoxious cockatoos would appesr right outside my window and make sure to keep me up. Hopefully this time they won't have it in for me. LOL

    Best to you always......Jonathan

  3. Hi Jonathan,

    Lovely to see you here.

    Glad you "got" the goldfinches video and the music connection. But of course you would, you are a great musician and understand these small simplicities.

    I am so happy to hear of your trip to Australia. And you're right, it sounds like a place I would enjoy. I appreciate you story of the cockatoos. How exciting, and to escape the winter cold as well.

    Happy travels Dear Jonathan, and miles of smiles to you,

    ~ Aneet

  4. Hello Aneet! Having just returned from a weekend in Arizona, I have been inspired to contribute a haiku of my own creation:

    "The bright desert sun
    The cool dry refreshing air
    Nature's elixir"

    I hope your new year is off to a great start, and as usual I look forward to your next post.

    Best wishes and fondest regards,


  5. Joseph,

    Welcome! I love your haiku. I can feel the healing energy and electricity in your words. The desert of Arizona really spoke to you.

    I'm so happy you have shared.

    Let me return your fond regards.

    Smiles to you,

    ~ Aneet

  6. Received this (as always) extraordinary message from LRNARTS. I posted it, but it disappeared. Hmmm? What a loss! I copied the text received in my email and will reproduce it here.

    Reading your haikus and the comments following it, I smile and tell myself "The opening of a New Year brings us the opening of a new jar filled with the sweetness of words and beautiful images!"

    And then, feeling the enthusiasm the thought brings to me, I find the words of ee cummings sneak back from their hiding place in my memories...

    "I will take the sun in my mouth
    and leap into the air
    with closed eyes"...

    Oh, I do believe it shall be a wondrous New Year and that jar filled with sweetness of words and images shall prove to be a cornucopia, refilling itself the more we pull gifts from its magic!

    1. Louis, what could be the icing on top of your gift of words, but a quote from ee cummings' poetry. And what a quote it is. I will return to this message again for inspiration and to this exuberant leap into the sky.

      Thank you, thank you, Louis, I know you have already entered the nectar of this New Year.


      ~ Anitra

  7. Beautiful Haiku. A joy to read them.

    1. Jon,

      Welcome. I'm delighted that you enjoyed these haiku. Generous of you to share your words.

      Thank you.