March 24, 2013

The Cascading Stream

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Cookeville, Tennessee

Sketchbook - Jul/Aug 2011

March 8, 2013


The symbolism of the circle can be traced through ancient history and all cultures, and is usually connected with nature and the concept of being inclusive or continuous. Our lives are reflected in nature's life cycle and the circle -- both physical and spiritual. The Celtic knot, often referred to as the mystic or endless knot, draws on this inspiration by having neither a beginning nor an end. Overall, it gives a sense of continuity, while its interlacing segments suggest being interconnected. The Celtic knot, like the circle, is all encompassing -- not bound but embraced.

children playing
in the warmth of springtime . . .
liminal days

— Dan Hardison

Image: Pastel rubbing from a carved wood block

Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - July 2012, vol 8 no 2