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#Tanka: The Artist

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Alone with my words

a palette of memories

some best forgotten

each brush stroke a reminder

the price of serenity.

Copyright©2017

Linda Lee Lyberg

My response to Carpe Diem #1323 serenity

This month we are finding our inspiration in the novels by Paulo Coelho. This is a wonderful quote from his novel “The Witch Of Portobello”, one of his most beloved novels.
The quote points to a skill which we perhaps know … calligraphy. In ancient Japan calligraphy was a high art and all the classical haiku poets used it. The leading character of “The Witch …” learns this art in the middle of the desert.

[…] “Naturally, if she respected the brush that she used, she would realize that in order to learn to write she must cultivate serenity and elegance. And serenity comes from the heart.” […] (Source: The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho)

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