Tanabata: The Star Festival & Announcement

Vortex of Changing EmotionsA Vortex of Changing Emotions
Tanabata #6
As the yearly journey
of separation and sadness

slowly comes to an end,

the pair is overwhelmed by

a vortex of changing emotions –

wishes to secretly slip away

and hitch a quick ride

to the star-studded heavens.

The cycle, however, is fixed,

patience required to wait

for the appointed evening.

One night of ecstasy

that erases the sorrow

of departure and

annual segregation.

Lainie Senechal

Tanabata:  According to legend, each July 7th the weaver star (Vega) and cowherder star (Altair) traverse the Milky Way to renew their ancient bond of love.

Announcement:  Lainie will have artwork and poetry in this festival:

STAR FESTIVAL: Space & Time
Group exhibition of artworks and poetry and music inspired by the Japanese “Tanabata” legendRECEPTION: Saturday, July 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Poetry Reading and music performances from 8 pmFree and Open to the Public.  Donations gratefully accepted.Poetry Books will be on sale for $5 each.

In Its Time & Announcement

Frist BlossomsFirst Blossoms of Spring

In Its Time

Spring’s heat is brief;

one waits with excitement

for relief from winter’s woes.

Though the heart beats with expectation –

cold, raw days continue.

Do not sweat weather’s worries,

stay calm, spring will,

in its time, arrive.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  Lainie is exhibiting  her artwork in group show at the new Amesbury City Hall gallery. There will be an opening of the exhibit and a celebration of the new gallery in May.

Early April & Announcement

 

Blue Iris

Blue Iris

Early April

In strengthening spring sun

last remnants of snow dissolve –

drip from roof’s edges,

form rivulets along path.

Robins arrive in garden, search

for worms under decaying leaves.

Sprouts of daffodils stretch

their long, green limbs upwards

as if to gather armfuls

of shimmering solar rays.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  I am exhibiting my watercolors in a group show at Amesbury City Hall during the month of April.

All Systems Go & Announcement

Purple Crocus

Purple Crocus

All Systems Go

The shine of quarter moon

fades into new light

from fire of rising sun.

Mist, a white shroud,

hovers as a gaseous vapor

above lake’s thinning ice.

Nature puts on the other shoe

with all systems set

to go towards spring.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie is exhibiting her artwork in A Small Works Exhibit at the Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen St., Boston.  Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 7-9 pm.

Contemplating Spring

Three Tulips Opening

Three Tulips Opening

Contemplating Spring
The cycle of seasons

moves slowly forward.

In night’s final hour

Aurora sweeps her long skirt,

shimmering with colors,

across the wide horizon.

As dawn calmly blinks open,

we patiently wait for

short days to lengthen,

spring’s new light to arrive.

Lainie Senechal

Mid-Winter Reverie

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Mid-Winter Reverie

In mid-winter, bitter cold

passes into warmth –

wind whispers Southern stories.

A bit of yellow brightens

goldfinches’ gray feathers.

Long nights dwindle

into early rising dawns,

seemingly, a hint of change.

Our hopes, with this small melt,

soar into thoughts of spring.

Lainie Senechal