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Author:  Mike Page [ Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:41 pm ]
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FIGHTING TO SURVIVE
EXCRUCIATING STRUGGLE
BEAUTY CREATED

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Author:  Ana Veler [ Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:51 pm ]
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Mike Page wrote:
FIGHTING TO SURVIVE
EXCRUCIATING STRUGGLE
BEAUTY CREATED


Twisted fates gnarl wood
in silent growth; what chance
that one should bend another?

Author:  Mike Page [ Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:15 pm ]
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WISE MEN OF BONSAI
GONE BUT WITH US IN SPIRIT
JOHN TOSH and YUJI

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Author:  Ana Veler [ Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:05 pm ]
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[reply]

deep woods of small worlds
give room to shallower arts
to take deeper breaths

Author:  Ana Veler [ Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:28 pm ]
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Finally, THAT tree! [reference here]


What luck for the pine
to florish again along the path
well troden in youth!


How goes Noelanders? [why asking: link to blog]

Author:  Mike Page [ Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:22 pm ]
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GOSHIN THE SPIRIT OF NAKA-SAN

IMMORTALITY
NOT GIVEN TO THE ARTIST
LIVING IN HIS WORK

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Author:  Mike Page [ Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:40 pm ]
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IN A GREEN MEADOW
LONELY STANDS AN ANCIENT TREE
AWAITING IT'S FATE

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Author:  Ana Veler [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:17 am ]
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Mike Page wrote:
IN A GREEN MEADOW
LONELY STANDS AN ANCIENT TREE
AWAITING IT'S FATE


[Reply]

Easy blessing - seeing
long lives earning permanence,
yet so vulnerable.

Image
SOURCE: the English site of the All Japan Shohin Association

Author:  Dorothy Schmitz [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:35 pm ]
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Beautiful!!

Guys, just want to let everyone know that it is time for me to move on. I am no longer an editor for AOB or KOB.

Take care,
dorothy

Author:  Mike Page [ Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:04 pm ]
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REACHING FOR THE SUN
LIFE GIVING LIGHT WILL NOURISH
THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

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Author:  Ana Veler [ Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:31 am ]
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Mike Page wrote:
REACHING FOR THE SUN
LIFE GIVING LIGHT WILL NOURISH
THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE



[Re]

Not knowing others,
how could a struggling tree tell
his fate from bare bliss?



Illustration down the folowing link intended as... the punch-line to someone else's joke ;) 'Andreaair' by Mathieu Lehanneur.

Author:  Ana Veler [ Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:34 pm ]
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A moment or years,
gardener, writer, passerby
delight in the rose.




Below,
a collage of a Moldovan kelim pattern and a hibiscus bonsai of Walter Pall; edited by WP by lighting up the kelin. [HERE].
I happen to believe both have a few things in common: the red flowers and the tinge of kitsch that amounts to enjoyable accessibility inside the tradition that motivates the considerable effort required to produce such objects in the first place.


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Author:  Mike Page [ Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:39 pm ]
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LEANING WITH THE WIND
SURVIVING BY ADAPTING
TRUE DARWINISM

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Author:  Ana Veler [ Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:59 pm ]
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Re.:

trusting signs of spring:
ideas call followings -
early plum flowers.


Image

Pictured: a tree with a story [click for source here, and here]

Author:  Mike Page [ Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:32 pm ]
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Way to go. Ana!--and the fun goes on--
Come on folks! Join in!! This is a great exercise in creative thinking. Keeps the old gray cells working.

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