having arrived haiga 

Linked to Carpe Diem #703:  Karma, and to Eclectic Corner #9: Edge.

Our host Chèvrefeuille shares the following:

“Karma is a concept in Hinduism which explains causality through a system where beneficial effects are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful effects from past harmful actions, creating a system of actions and reactions throughout a soul’s reincarnated lives forming a cycle of rebirth. The causality is said to be applicable not only to the material world but also to our thoughts, words, actions and actions that others do under our instructions.”  [Source]

And here is his haiku in response:

cherry blossom blooms
after the long cold night
the circle of life

© Chèvrefeuille

And yes, Karma Chameleon does have a deeper connection than just the title.  Honest!  🙂

6 11 2014 mourning dove on wire before storm 3


35 thoughts on “having arrived (haiga)

  1. I must admit I do wonder how birds and insects decide where they ought to go next – no paths mapped out, the whole sky and ground as viable choices and each time you land it could be a trap… So much pressure! I wouldn’t be able to move :S

    Your wonderfully balanced haiga left me perched on those telephone wires, considering the difficulty again..


    • LOL! I know exactly what you mean — I’d be paranoid that every shadow is something much larger about to eat me! And think of scale – how vast the world is!

      And of course – there is background to this haiga too. Hm.

      Very glad you liked the post 🙂
      This haiga felt good to create … 🙂


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  3. Now that is one heck of a haiku — way up in the air! I loved every syllable and the photo is really great! I hope your cold is a little better today. Rotten thing to pop up in the beginning of spring … speaking of Karma … you did cover-up well when you went photo hunting, right? Just kidding .. sending you oodles of nourishing anti-cold treats and some miraculous hot white tea with lemon grass.


    • Thanks Georgia — struggled with the text placement here before waving the white flag 😉
      Glad you liked the ku 🙂

      Might have to give that white tea a try tomorrow — seems to be getting worse :O


      • Oh darn … sorry to hear the thing is getting worse. You probably could use a long sleep out … lots of liquids (white tea is one of my favs) and a little cuddling … consider me cuddling you like a mama hen clucking around checking you out from time to time.

        The placement of the haiku in the haiga was great .. I enjoyed it very much! You did very well on this!


        • Oh cool — I tried to lighten the wires a bit under the text — just the text — but it looked weird. Was hoping it wasn’t too “busy”.

          And — daww!! — you’re so sweet! Though the image of a cat in a chicken suit kind of makes me giggle a bit. 😉


        • ROFL … now you’ve given me a giggle! One of those chubby Garfield cats dressed in a chicken suit … bringing you a dish of lasagna! 😀

          I don’t think the haiga too busy … of course, the important thing is that you can read the haiku in the haiga … this one is very interesting and brings a great message across … and as we’re dealing with Karma … I think you did very well.


        • Oh good — thanks! 🙂
          Thank goodness you sent Garfield with the lasagna — Grumpy Cat would be completely unimpressed! 😉
          No lasagna for YOU!


  4. the freedom and fancy of the birds, does add a little bit of tongue in cheek to the karma doctrines, unless of the bird incarnation is considered consequence, so much for my thoughts on the haiku; of the photo and text placement a nice fun piece

    thanks for dropping in at my blog
    much love


  5. Hello Jen thank you so much for joining Eclectic Corner and bringing so much to the table it’s wonderful.

    Love the quote and piccie I think those choices can make one think in the here and now which is good, important not to worry too much about the distant future because who knows? 🙂

    I’m a great believer in karma to affects ones behaviour right now I think it’s a good way to behave that all our actions have consequences be it now or another life.

    Love your haiku, there is so much cherry blossom about and being discussed. One of my fav trees. So fragile yet prolific 😀

    Oddly photos of birds on elec wires have always make me uncomfortable lol since a kid I just imagine them frying up there. I know it’s a stupid thing and won’t happen but it’s just my gut reaction. Big hugs xx


    • Thanks Justine 🙂

      Exactly. One day at a time, do the best you can here and now. And try not to agonize over the past mistakes! (Easier said than done!) 😛

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it — and — no doves were harmed in the making of this haiga 😉
      Just kidding — as a kid I never understood how the birds survived either. Sort of sticks with you 🙂

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    • Yes – “what goes around, comes around” seems over-simplified, but perhaps it isn’t. Might take time; people might not recognize when it happens; but it does happen. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting 😀

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