綻, zhàn = to burst open ; blossom (#52). Simplified Chinese:  绽. 

“For mountain and stream, tree and leaf, root and blossom, every form in nature is echoed in us and originates in the soul whose being is eternity and is hidden from us but none the less gives itself to us for the most part in the power of love and creation. ” ~ Hermann Hesse #quotes

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Starlight Orca

Dolphin Dreams 3: Starlight Orca

During my limited understanding of the dolphin and whales, our family went to the Sea World in 2010, unaware of the controversies surrounding the captive dolphins. I for one, with naive joy, was extremely eager to see the Orca show. We caught the last show when the night was indigo blue. When the killer whale came out with the thundering instrumental music, she ignited the loudest cheer in the audience and suddenly the arena became very surreal to me. The crowd was ecstatic to see her every move, high jump, splashing the water and dancing/waving with the beat; I was totally enthralled by this magnificent creature whose performance was perfectly orchestrated with songs and her trainers to spotlight her power and beauty for all to see. All was in transcendental harmony and Shamu seemed to know her own priceless gift and was generously offering it to everyone. At the end of the show, she glided to rest on the platform when the crowd gave her one last round of astounding applause. The starlight shined gently on her black back so lucid and alive as all the elements had been woken up and were animated with life. They enjoyed her presence as well for she had lent much energy and happiness to the starlight, the water and the air was just pulsating with amazement. It was such a moving close encounter that I wrote a micropoetry to dedicate to these mighty masters of water ~


Reflection Haiku #37

Luminous Water

Tachi dance of black and white –

Starlight Orcas




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Dolphin Dreams 2: Imagine

Imagine that you are unconditional love, fully conscious and highly intelligent. You are one with the water and appreciate its pristine beauty and honor all beings living inside the body of the ocean. At sunrise, you rush to the shore to watch the golden rays bless across the land. Diving into water,  you teach your little ones how to blow bubble rings and experiment with joy the sacred geometric shapes. You never forget your life’s purpose and with your healing power, you swim through the currents, cleansing the elements and maintaining the harmony with the sounds you create. You also love all things on the land, the trees, the furry cats and the other intelligent species – humans who are to be the guardians of mother nature.You used to be able to communicate with them through telepathy in ancient times, but the connection had lost and now only a faction of humans can hear you. Still you love the humans but there is a small group of people, whose blindness have gone to the darkest end that they can’t recognize their own kin under the sea and have been hunting us – the dolphins. As heartbroken as it is to see our beloved ones losing lives, we still forgive for we are the keepers of spiritual humanity.

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Dolphin Dreams 1

Dolphin Dreams 1: Vision

In 2012, I had completed my e-manuscript, “Reflection Haiku” and felt ready to start working on my next project-“Rainbow Forest” which will be short poems celebrating all different kinds of love. But after writing with ease the first Chinese poem,  nothing else came to me for the following four years. Instead, I saw dolphins, many of them, in my visions and waking dreams. It started when three beautiful dolphins swam straight to my eyes and seemed to know me and were excited to see me. I must have looked confused for I don’t recognize them. After a brief disappointment,  these dolphins regained their cheerfulness and just played with me until sunset. When I opened my eyes, they disappeared and it was morning while my kids were  getting ready for school. Hectic pace woke up the day and I remembered myself wondering, why these three dolphins looked so real and why they seemed to know me? This was the time when the dolphins I saw were those in Sea World where my kids took photo with and by finding out why the dolphins came to me, my self-discovery journey has just begun…

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處, pronounced as ‘chù’ means “place, locale” (#52). Simplified Chinese: 处

“Wherever you stand

be the soul

of that place.” ~

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意, pronounced as yì = ‘idea / meaning / thought’ (#52). “Spiritual awakening is the awakening from the dream of thought.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

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詩, pronounced as ‘shī’ means “poem” (#52) “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.”~Gustave Flaubert #quotes

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