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Moonstruck | Sweet silver vision, dark mirror princes kisses you, wooing the Goddess. | HartHaiku.com

Moonstruck | Night magic

What else evokes romance that is quite like moonlight? I speak not simply of love or lust, but also the quicksilver beauty of everything the Goddess touches.

She works her spell, reviving the mystery and magic of life. Just as the Sun nourishes and energizes, the Moon soothes and sparks our dreams.

No wonder the lake prince adores her. Which does beg the question, does she love him in return, or, just herself in his mirror? “A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”  (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

Inspirational Quotes:

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Man is the candle light and a woman is the moonlight. They live far away but can grow together during lonesome nights. ” ~ Santosh Kalwar

“I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.” ~ Alfred Noyes

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” ~ Janet Fitch

Moonstruck | Night magic

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Blink It's Gone | Mysterious glim, fleeting light of forest nights. Magic extinguished. | HartHaiku.com

Blink It’s Gone | Extinction

A little magic for your Monday. Enjoy it while you can, as sadly the entrancing little insect that conjures childlike wonder is also on the endangered list. Our insects are disappearing at an epidemic rate! I opened my FB this morning and was confronted with: Fireflies are now threatened with extinction.

We can choose to just shrug, I suppose, but as the article points out, “[Fireflies are] a valuable diagnostic tool. By injecting chemicals found in a firefly’s tail into human cells, researchers can detect diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy.” And, The Selangor Declaration of 2010 declared that, “The decline of fireflies is a cause for concern and reflects the global trend of increasing biodiversity loss.”

So from my point of view, shrugging it off is not an option. Insects are at the bottom of the food chain. As they disappear, it affects every living creature that depends on insects for food, not to mention other repercussions related to the balance of nature. And on it goes. We may feel like it is mildly affecting us now, but later, perhaps not. The Monarch butterfly here, the firefly there,… where will it end? We humans like to think we are immune from extinction, but, are we?

If you’re wondering about the science behind fireflies, I found Scientific American’s How and why do fireflies light up? a very interesting read. When I was a kid, I thought fireflies were pure magic.

Blink. They’re gone.

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Dragon Sprite | Gossamer faerie, neon being of lightness. A fire-breathing fly? | HartHaiku.com

Dragon Sprite | Being light

The magical dragonfly is a fond girlhood memory of summer. Paddling around the lake on sultry afternoons, I loved to watch their iridescent colors flitting among the graceful lily pads. They captivated me.

Legends abound, particularly among indigenous peoples, about the symbolism and teachings of the animal world. They believe that the Earth speaks to us through all living creatures.

Being named after the legendary dragon, there are many meanings (including lightness of being and symbol of change) attributed to the dragonfly in various cultures. More reading on dragonfly symbology here: The Meaning of a Dragonfly: What Does a Dragonfly Symbolize?

Or, simply sit back, relax, meditate on the beautiful photo. And like the dragonfly, be light.

Inspirational quote:

“…What if the point is to stop, then,… and listen to the birdsong, to watch the dragonflies hover, to look at your lover’s face, then up at the undersides of leaves moving together in the breeze? What if the point is to invite these others into your movement, to bring trees, wind, grass, dragonflies into your family and in so doing abandon any attempt to control them? What if the point all along has been to get along, to relate, to experience things on their own terms? What if the point is to feel joy when joyous, love when loving, anger when angry, thoughtful when full of thought? What if the point from the beginning has been to simply be?”  ~ Derrick Jensen, A Language Older than Words

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Sun Totem | Star-struck sunflowers. Nothing hold a candle to their idol, The Sun. | HartHaiku.com

Sun Totem | Sunflower Luv

If you delude yourself that your sunflowers are impatiently awaiting your arrival in the garden, think again. They have only one thing on their minds, which is, “Where’s Mr. Sun now?” Any tiny part you play in their world pales in comparison.

The behavior of sunflowers turning to the sun is called heliotropism. They have a 24-hour tracking system that follows the sun everywhere. They’ve even been known to wait in the field at night with their faces turned to the east, awaiting the sunrise. Now that’s adulation!

More here: What Is It Called When Sunflowers Turn & Face the Sun?

Inspirational Quotes:

“My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. ~ Mary Oliver

“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” ~ Corina Abdulahm-Negura

“Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?” ~ Allen Ginsberg

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