Library Archive # 55

Why the Rainbow?

Nourishing the mind and soul

Why the rainbow? Twist

the mind with synchronistic

sustenance. Resolve

dissonance and realize

phenomenal potentials.

— namasté, Leah J. 🕊

And a wee bit of a commentary: 
For some ‘mysterious’ reason — and that seems to be the nature of being open to free-thinking — when Deborah brought the prompt of ‘Food’, the word Synchronicity came to mind.

Food + mysterious connection (M.O. of my mind) = poem on synchronicity

As I explore the Haiku format, I have recently learned of a related style called the Senryu. My understanding is that the Senryu follows 5–7–5 format. A Senryu focuses on human nature and it is typically not written about nature or seasons (like a Haiku was originally designed to do). The Haiku tends to be more serious. Like the Haiku, the Senryu does not have to rhyme.

Although I am working on correcting this, I realized that my Haiku and Tanka poems tend to be built more on human nature. Senryu poems are constructed on the irony of being human. I have found my true match!

And, of course, I must thank Deborah Christensen for being such a good teacher and match-maker:) Here is her wonderful ‘food for thought’.

🕊 namasté, Leah

Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology writer/artist/teacher
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