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The dragkyn flies in summertimeó
The unicorns in falló
And fairies flit in winteró
But the elves fly not at all.
The silver brook runs swiftly
In winter and in spring
The spotted deer leap over
Logs like they're attached to wings.
The hot springs steam in summer
While the coals regain their heat,
And by the time that winter's here,
The cold weather gladly meets.
Horseflies sting in summeró
Houseflies all year long;
The seals build up their blubber
But the butterflies aren't that strong.
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HaikuWriMo Winter 2009 stamp by RetroZombie HaikuWriMo Winter 2009 stamp :iconretrozombie:RetroZombie 25 54
Haikuwrimo - Winter
Starting February 1st, the 4th semi-annual haikuwrimo will begin!
The what?
Yes that’s right boys and girls, it’s almost time for the haikuwrimo once again!
*the crowd goes wild
For those of you who don’t know, the haikuwrimo was born in 2006 in response to the NaPoWriMo or National Poetry Writing Month. It was birthed because I wanted to try to spread the word about haiku, the unique form of Japanese verse that is probably one of the most misunderstood forms of poetry around today.
For more information on what I believe haiku truly is (as far as English haiku), please look at this small essay I wrote regarding the issue.
Another great source of information was provided by Laurence55  and can be found here:
and here
Anyway, back to the point, and th
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For Cat Lovers 1
springtime baby by RhoadesAsylumBaileys Drinking by Helewidis:thumb31570683: 
Kitty, kitty.. by hoschieKitty-mart 08 by hoschiecat by panpropanbutan 
tired by berkerr-see me smile- by fangedfem:thumb66762866: 
while you still float.. by niGHTpiScessimply a cat by WilithinCat by ladybomb 
-because we share life- by fangedfemMenuet by WodanislavPaws for Thought by Photosbykev 
From Where I'm Standing by pulbern:thumb61791730:i wish i was a cat by grafitomane 
cute my cat by emastanCute Kitten by MissMindedKisumisu by Kira87
:thumb107575102:Modelling Is Easy by sagravaniWallpaper cat and kitty by hoschie  
If you want and can help kitties and adorable cats, you can do it by donating money, toys and medicines. More details here . Thank you very much! :heart:
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List 
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Violet, violet, violet! Colourful feature :)
I would like to feature some amazing photos containing ome of the most popular colour this season - purple!
If you also want to be featured in such kind of article, let me know by sending a note or :+devwatch: me :)

Lilac drop by InLightImagery :thumb73104065:
:thumb89949771: Waiting by everseen :thumb102567894: two for two by autumn-letters
:thumb84720894: peace. by awmynamewastaken :thumb78863229: fara titlu. by she-is-weird
Where they hold hands. by incredi waves. by magnesina
:thumb109856962: African Violet 2 by TaSh-C Royal by lizzie3 purple white and yellow by TaSh-C
:thumb109823692: Everclear in Violet by Nalextia roses are violet by sparky1393 :thumb109670808:
Violet Uncertainty by A-Cor-Do-Ar Dance with the Night Wind by Nalextia Bruxelles, 2006. by g-idiomatique Violet-colored by FloraWhite
Violet Wake by ToughLoveBaby When the Sun Goes Down by Saphira11 :thumb105305588: :thumb100266923:
:thumb102931712: Passiflora,.,.,.,. by duggiehoo :thumb94818788: Refrain the Silence by FrankiZinke
:thumb91865090: Summer Heart by ValerianaSolaris Reflection by momotara :thumb86917132:
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Some amazing photos that deserve attention!!



Strange Yet Familiar by crazy-breeThe Masked Beauty by crazy-bree
dressed up cut. by jeannsawtime to play 01 by jeannsawsambean. by jeannsaw
I know this cutie. by kbeamsRed Umbrella. by kbeamsSunset10. by kbeams
:thumb110994864:Dusk Pt.1 by Haila-OurFarewellRomance by Haila-OurFarewell
Dark City X by DeinReichKommtNichtEine Neue Eiszeit Beginnt by DeinReichKommtNichtDark City VI by DeinReichKommtNicht
Listener by delusional-dreamsDreaming Out Loud by delusional-dreamsSwallow by delusional-dreams
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Nature/Outdoors Photography
Here is what I consider to be some beautiful nature and outdoors photography... some are very popular, some are criminally underrated... enjoy!
Field of Dreams by justinblackphotos Unicorn by MartinAmm Purple snail by Jorapache Foliage by TigerLily2010 Hong Kong - Stacked Life by selerox Hong Kong by vintagephotos Hong Kong 43 by godwinfj :thumb82247274: Mountain III by Generic-Photographer Tree of Life by pablo12288 the Time Gate by bosniak :thumb39207481: Tree House 2 by worldlier red shift by elementality Aurora Borealis by RoieG Australia.... by incredi :thumb70152734: Cuba by A-Vicent :thumb66744961: cuba by stanlaberge :thumb22338369: :thumb33608067: Beach Garden by MarcAdamus Little Owls by RoieG Green by Bosorka Lady birds by Buble 100krotki part II by Acidusia NJ, by Brettc Because spring... by xTive Setting Forth In The Universe by SweetChica19 Summer Love by Viliggoly Listen To The Sky by Hantenshi :thumb24409912: Smaller World II by Jeremyti Smaller World by Jeremyti Sunset 4b by Jeremyti Fireball by MarcAdamus Tangled by Frankenteddy Route Grasshopper by Frankenteddy Antiqu Flower by Frankenteddy Green Like Hope by Lilyas :thumb76244767: Majestic by GeraldWinslow :th
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p.o.e.t.i.c. pictures de
:bulletblue: thank you for faving :+favlove: this article so featured artists can benefit from it having more visibility. :hug:
poetry: (def.) art of language, bringing feelings, emotions, and images from rythm and concepts; usually aesthetic.
* reversing the definition, an image can bring feelings and emotions... and we could say that it can also bring words to our mind ^^
types of poetry: idyllic, lyric, pastoral, epic, romantic, heroic, dramatic, erotic, ballad, symbolic, humorous,...
* I find there are also different types of poetic images; different moods and rythms, different languages/messages.
:bulletgreen: To me, what brings poetry to a photograph is the feeling created by colors & tones, or any other elements such as; blur, light, motion, wind, snow, rain, etc.
Also when, at first sight, I can hear a music playing... imagine a story. In fact, nothing really specific does it, but it makes me say "awwww... so poetic !".
Your own vision might be different from
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Who Loves the Sun? Amazing sunset/sunrise pics!
I hope that you will like these pictures as much as I do. This is my first feature so be nice to me :D And fav this news if you like it.
And now... just enjoy!  
   Sunrise by legologo :thumb65101813: Burning Man Red Sunrise by NotPyrolysis :thumb28428284: red deer at sunrise by digitalstu Backlit Stag At Dawn by nitsch tequila sunrise by vcrimson-photography Tequila Sunrise by kcebertxela Reaching for the Sun by Azmyst Sunrise by fyrefayre Alaskan Sunrise by moeburn Sunrise by Xavior3 :thumb96457220: :thumb97913302: a brief moment by VaggelisFragiadakis one-way ticket by KariLiimatainen I'm Falling by HAL-2oo6 :thumb104584578: sunset2 by FaViOla After the Rain by crop Elements by gilad Mead's Bay by smith11
Injidup Beach Long Exposure by Furiousxr Before the Apocalypse by GiZmO0o Red Sunrise by ProxyBlue Asian Reverie by charlenelisa the sky is falling down by orcunceyhan The Colors Of My Soul by gilad Interstate Lover by adityapudjo :thumb40252980: Held. by kle0012 aslan by jovee Roll Up The Ocean by engridearty :thumb108760907: Symmetry by Rykardo Lonely Fisherman by Rykardo Volcanic Rocks by CainPascoe 124 by acukur misty river by KariLiimatainen :thumb109464290: :thumb
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Tea or Coffee?
:tea: Is it tea party... :tea:

Early morning tea by aleania
after the mad tea party by drobiazg
Tea time by Yassser84
Ice Tea by Vespaholic
Morning Tea by aksicnn
Rafaelo is made of snow by hothayky
tea time by Aave777
:coffeecup: ...or coffee break? :coffeecup:
coffee by nienasycenie
9 o'clock by koksuel
Coffee break by Emielcia
coffee by drunk-on-the-moon
coffee perfume by flyin-wabbit
Afternoon Coffee by ditya
Coffee by Zuzie
coffee and chocolate by MorkOrk
Lovers Coffee by jaescott30
Coffee by atorero
coffee by MorkOrk
Love in a Coffee Shop by AuroraAustrialis
addicted to coffee by apeyron
.morning coffee. by romanQa
Coffee Break... by Perlekes
taktaktak by jobsahopsa
Mochacino by Dolucan
coffee by sofus85
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The moon and the yew tree by Raphire The moon and the yew tree :iconraphire:Raphire 2 5 PaperChain - Verity by Ellucianne PaperChain - Verity :iconellucianne:Ellucianne 8 21 insomnia by Rhysenn-M insomnia :iconrhysenn-m:Rhysenn-M 51 6 goodnight moon. by Sol-Angelica goodnight moon. :iconsol-angelica:Sol-Angelica 696 77

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Farewell - for now
always too soon, even when right
time runs out despite our best denial
amidst feeling cheated, reason unable to reign
made incomplete by loss yet more complete for knowing her
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Haikuwrimo 20 Feb

damaged goods
battered by circumstance
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Haikuwrimo 19 Feb

at a loss
functionality eroded     
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Haikuwrimo 18 Feb

insufficiency strikes
thunder stolen
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Haikuwrimo 17 Feb

disrupted pathways
actualities in flux
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Haikuwrimo 16 Feb

seeking refuge
under the weather
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Haikuwrimo 15 Feb

frozen in place
painfully suppressed   
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Haikuwrimo 14 Feb

Winter's victims
don't choose to be affected –
only how
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Haikuwrimo 13 Feb

the been-all and end-all
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Haikuwrimo 12 Feb

palpable darkness
hopes, fears; indistinguishable    
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Haikuwrimo 11 Feb

obscured vision
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Haikuwrimo 10 Feb

saturated vistas
gathering fog
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Haikuwrimo 9 Feb

treading water
buoyancy wanes
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Haikuwrimo 8 Feb

storms encircle
doubtbursts reign
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Haikuwrimo 7 Feb

Winter's vagaries
change one's state –
not being
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Haikuwrimo 6 Feb

existence sapped
remnants of identity       
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Frothy Goodness by MyNameMattersNot Frothy Goodness :iconmynamemattersnot:MyNameMattersNot 0 0 Thoughts by Raphanius Thoughts :iconraphanius:Raphanius 0 0 Reflections of Literary by Pa1ge Reflections of Literary :iconpa1ge:Pa1ge 3 2 Sun Yang, Yin Moon by KAdDigArt Sun Yang, Yin Moon :iconkaddigart:KAdDigArt 1,661 219 Moon in Mourning II by killersnowman Moon in Mourning II :iconkillersnowman:killersnowman 282 129 stir by metrognome0 stir :iconmetrognome0:metrognome0 5 0 Seasonscape by alexiuss Seasonscape :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 75,696 8,434

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Dorian |_|)
United States
Having lurked here for years, upon discovering MSJames' haikuwrimo, I could lurk no longer! ^_^

As for the who of me rather than the why I'm finally a member, I'm coffee for the soul — served w/warmth, wisdom, a dash of wit, a side of quotationaries (quotations w/commentary) & brewed to grok.. (|_|*cheers*|_|)

Furthermore, I'm a dichotomy; an alcoholic who drinks, a believer who questions everything, an extrovert who's anti-social, a dependent rebel, a realistic optimist & so much more (or less). ~_^

Current Residence: finally fullfilling dreams just by being in San Francisco
Favourite genre of music: Alternative Rock, in all its incarnations, from Punk to present
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams amidst too many to name, incl. my brother, dygerati
Favourite style of art: love ALL artistry
Operating System: OS X
Personal Quote: Nothing's worth doing or being unless you're true to yourself.. explore who you truly are.
Today's your birthday, you're spending it w/our mum, you'll celebrate w/tea & Chinese New Year decor, you'll both laugh & hug; I'm pretending I'm there in some small way. The Year of The Ox has begun & Mercury's out of retrograde so all bodes well for this new year in your life.

I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes – by one of my favorite people no less, Nikola Tesla – "The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence."

Not only are you like Tesla himself, a bold explorer determined to be himself who refused to be stayed by difficulty or swayed by public opinion, but you have made more progress in one year then all those before. You too look beyond the seemingly true & pursue unexpected possibilities.

I've always loved & admired the very core of your artistic, curious being. As that core expands, expressing itself thru all you do & are, I finally see rather than sense the amazing person you've always been. Too few people allow inward discoveries to become outward realities.

My mug is raised to you w/wishes made for a year in which you're able to act on your dreams; finding inspiration along w/opportunities to express it, having hopes realized & experiencing a new level of wholeness as your journey leads you where you're meant to be.

(|_|*to my remarkable brother*|_|)
"I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at." ~ Maya Angelou
  • Watching: Ghost Hunters International
  • Drinking: Pomegranate White Tea


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axelAmnon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav ^_^
WonderGirlTheGreat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
\:,/ [link]
WonderGirlTheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you're having a good day! :-) -Lauren
coffeesister Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
For over a month now, the time warp I live through has been more warped than ever.. So, despite the amount of time that has gone by, thank YOU for stopping by! :slow:
Witchwater Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey!!! Great to see you! I'll be watchin'!
WhimsicalWitch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks loads for the fav :)
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It's taken me a while to do this officially - but at last at last, I'm here to thank you most gratefully for adding me to your watch (I hope I won't let you down!), and for fav'ing my works! :heart:

"Indigo" [link]
"Death Tanka 1" [link]
lavendershards Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the favorites add!
ColdContactKiss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Artist
And, ahem. I demand another please. [link]
ColdContactKiss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Artist
Don't get (coffee) mugged! [link]
Casperium Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for Faving my artwork!!!!!! :)
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on My Beautiful Sea :bow: I'm glad that you like it. :D
ColdContactKiss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Artist
Look! I found more: [link]

Such drama beans.
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Thanx for sharing; that's not only well-drawn but poignant. Keep the finds comin'!? ~_^

(|_|*to beautifully expressed important messages*|_|)
ColdContactKiss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Artist
Can and will do. :) |_|)
Nihadov Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thank YOU for combining 2 essential things; one more cup of coffee & time for oneself. :coffeecup:

(|_|*to the stars above*|_|)
Bogbrush Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Cheers very much for the haikuwrimo :+fav: :) Yours are looking good too :)
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
You're very welcome.. your haiku are practically irresistible. Thanx too for the compliment; it means so much considering the source. :thanks:

Silvercharmed Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Thanks so much for the :+fav: on
"Misunderstanding Completes You"
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
My pleasure! I enjoyed perusing your gallery but that piece stood out w/its complicated simplicity. Methinks you could be a little left of sane like me.. :hug:

(|_|*to just enough insanity*|_|)
Silvercharmed Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Im glad you liked it.
Indeed i would have to agree with you there.
I enjoy my healthy doss of insanity, without them
i really would go insane. lol
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
One of my favorite quotations: "Sanity is madness put to good use." (George Santayana) Here are some more particularly good sanity – or lack thereof ~_^ – specific quotes.. [link]

(|_|*to the madness aka creativity*|_|)
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NOcaster Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Almost forgot,thanks for collecting one of my poems.
coffeesister Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Thank YOU for faving my haiku, prompting my discovery of you.. :highfive:

(|_|*to mutual appreciation*|_|)
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