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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.

 

Sucha Deal Weekend Phoku

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I am offering the Kindle version of my first haiku/picturebook, PhoKu -visual perspective haiku for less than a dollar!  Friday, April 7th 11:00am EDT – Monday April 10th 11:00am EDT, you can download this book for .99

As I describe the term PhoKu, in the book itself:

 Explain what we see

Attach words to the pictures

We create PhoKu

 The majority of pictures in this book are those I took at a nearby park. I fell in love with the ducks, geese and the scenery in which they danced, walked, flew and relaxed. I have read them some of the haiku from the book and I feel they are pleased…

 Enjoy!  And remember, you can gift this book to someone when you place your Kindle order. What a nice thing for you to do.

Buy PhoKu Here

Tjs Household Haiku Green

I love this prompt, for it reminds me of one of the many reasons I enjoy being out at the park. Thanks, TJ for this great way to share pictures and haiku, I so appreciate you!!

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https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/tjs-household-haiku-green/

meanwhile at the park

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Screaming gulls soar high

Above stark river bank trees

Cotton ball clouds hang

Not a duck in sight

Geese flock in search of a mate

Water moves gently

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge Week 16 Behind

http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2016/03/08/hughs-weekly-photo-challenge-week-16-behind/

Last September I attended a Native American Heritage Day festival being held in a large park near my home. There was food, demonstrations, music and of course, the amazing colorful costumes. This is part of the opening ceremonies, where they invited the “audience” to line up behind the dancers and join them in a parade around the arena. It was pretty cool, especially since one of the tribes being represented, was that of my father’s family, the Ottawa Indians, from Quebec, Canada.  While this was an attractive offer, it all happened so fast that the majority of us were content to remain behind the ropes and watch the dance.

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