LIVING LIGHT
Living Light
Welcome! You have found the site of the CreationKeepers team (Christ Church's Eco Church Committee), which shares ideas and experiences about how we can all lighten our environmental footprint. We do this because we see our planet and its resources at a breaking point and believe in the power of personal examples. Most weeks, we will reflect on some aspect of living, working, shopping, consuming, reading, learning, etc. These are all local experiences and can easily be adopted by others in our community. Our authors (Rosie and Monika) look forward to any comments or ideas that you may also have and want to share. Send us your ideas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Blog #31: Living Light in Summertime

August 12, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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Above city sounds/
Deep in a broad-leaf privet/
A blackcap thrills us. 
(RS)

Rosalind penned this Haiku for us while traveling through Italy, on her way back to Vienna.  In admiring a Blackcap - capinera in Italian, or Moenchsgrasmuecke in German - she enjoyed a Eurasian migratory bird that offers a pretty and melodic song.  Despite heavy hunting and exposure to diseases, the Blackcap has managed to thrive in nature as well as in urban environments and is classified by IUCN among other species of "least concern". 


Picture: Free image through pixabay.com from Kathy Buescher
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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Blog #30: Living Light in Summertime

August 5, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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Tik, tok, tik, tok, the /
raindrop falls and soaks the soil, /
as if it was a river. /
(RJ)

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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Blog #29: Living Light in Summertime

July 29, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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Bees buzzin around
the lavender int' garden.
What a luvly sight.

I wrote this haiku whilst outside, witnessing the beauty of nature. It really amazes me how, when we stop and pay attention to the nature around us, it can both brighten our mood and allow us to see the beauty of God's creation. The lavender bush that I was looking at had so many bees buzzing around it, and it really was a beautiful sight. Finally, you may wonder why the spelling and language is slightly odd. There's no other explanation than the fact I'm from Yorkshire and 'luv' the Yorkshire accent.
(RE)

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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!