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A PhoKu Op

What a grand birthday party month this has been!  What a treat to have everyone stop by for a grin and some grub. Speaking of which, make sure you let me know what you think of the Pasta Bar set up over there, near the window.  Loads of yummy  sauces, to lavish upon the home made ravioli, linguine and the tasty lasagna roll-ups! Don’t forget to fill a bowl with the tossed-greens salad and yes I made the oil and vinegar dressing (secret recipe). Bread sticks can be dipped in some extra sauce.  Wine, hot or cold is available for sipping, so make yourselves at home!

For those who have been helping to make my Birthday Wishes come true, by leaving REVIEWS, thank you so much. Not only am I smiling, but My Books are delighted to have the attention (not to mention those who cruise to see why others enjoy a particular book).

Speaking of a particular book…  This week I am offering YOU the opportunity to GRAB A KINDLE COPY of PhoKu – Visual Perspective Haiku for a mere .99!  (offer valid in the United States only) This book was inspired by my visits to a local park, where there is a small lake, filled with beautiful feathered friends. I would hang out and watch them interact, enjoying the moments so much, that I wanted to capture them forever. So, I took some pictures and wrote a haiku for each.

To be sure, not all of the photos were taken at the park, however, everything is from the City of Westland, Michigan, where I live.  

Come and spend time with me, enjoying something designed to marry my “perspective” on the Japanese art of Haiku and sites that inspired poetry.




Starting with plain broth

New soup is crafted daily

So satisfying

One day, add some rice

Maybe the next, try noodles

Sometimes, add chopped meat

Today, I chose fish

Added a baked potato

And crumbled feta

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

choose wisely

Did you know, that you

Predict the future with words

Speak beautifully

Proclaim positive

Our words turn the world around

And uplift all life

For we will get back

That which we send out today

Returns tomorrow

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben


Paddle out to sea

Belly down on your surf board

Prepare to return

As you see that wave

Looks like it will swallow you

But you have got this

Turn that board around

Stand up and find your balance

Ride that wave to shore

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

oz mosis

Yes, that choice you made

To be happy just because

Really did work out

Imagine your life

To be this happy always

Keep making that choice

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

some yum

Did you lick beaters

When your mother made icing

For a birthday cake

Did you make shortbread

Baked with cinnamon sugar

Leftover pie dough

Put on an apron

Take a whiff of yesterday

Taste bud time machine

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben


Love yourself enough

To be willing to believe

That you’re lovable

Because then you can

Be the one who loves you more

Than anyone else

For when this happens

You will be forever free

Of other’s control

This allows you to

Live in peace and happiness

And eternal love

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben