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Families dissolve,
society dismantled.
The elephants weep.

I have much more to say about elephants, and how humans can learn from them. In fact, we can learn from all of nature. But that’s for another day.

I’ve been working all week on a compilation of the best from my Hart Haiku collection. Hart Haiku was my first blog site, and I posted there between May 2019 and August 2020. Each haiku was accompanied by expanded commentary in the posts.

That writing was important, because the haikus revealed to me what I most wanted to say. As it happened, it fell into three categories: Nature, humanity (including society), and self-fulfillment. That blog was therefore an important springboard for my writing moving forward. It’s also makes for an interesting collection, because I made special photo art cards to display the haikus. The ebook contains what I consider to be the 100 best.

Anyway, watch for the announcement this coming week when I get it listed in my store. Perhaps you’d like to pick up a copy. 🙂

Have a beautiful weekend. Please treasure your family.

haiku © Susan L Hart 2023 | HartInspirations.com | (SusanLHart.com)

Dreaming Again


Some like to say,
“You’re building
castles in the air,
there’s no chance
the new world
you desire will
come to fruition”.

Maybe that’s a
big problem
with this world,
when destroying
is normalized,
there’s no space
to build dreams.

Maybe some
naysayers forgot
how to dream,
so they seek
to destroy
other’s dreams
out of spite.

Perhaps we
who know how
need to teach
and encourage
those who don’t,
so everyone can
have a dream.

Without dreams
our future is
doomed to fail,
so humanity
needs to share
a dream we can
build together.

Susan L Hart 2023 | HartInspirations.com | SusanLHart.com

Creator, beware!

When our Creator
gave us power to create,
what was the intent?

We are playing a
random game of chaos,
with no plan at all.

The mad scientists
concoct what they call progress –
Whose evolution?

Our human future
threatened by robotics, with
what repercussions?

begs responsibility
to humanity –

How do we manage
an invention that could mean
our own extinction?

Creator, beware!, a multiverse haiku, © Susan L Hart 2023 | HartInspirations.com | SusanLHart.com


It’s the Love

The next quote by Carl Sagan brings the first one into poignant focus:

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”

This second quote by Carl Sagan brings the first one into poignant focus. Think about it, has the Earth ever been without conflict between one faction and another? This jewel of a planet is a prize, but to whom? Do we honestly think it is merely humans that want possession of it? Or is there a much bigger story unfolding than we imagine? Is full possession of human beings also the ultimate prize for some of the power hungry?

When you think of human, do you think humans are capable of the sort of cruelty that you see before your very eyes? What human wakes up in the morning thinking, “Gee, I think it would be a really great idea to bomb people in another country today”? No, we’re not. We’re thinking about our work, our families, how to build a life within all of this madness. We love. And there’s the crucial difference. We love.

It’s our love for our families, our love of life that keeps us sane and going. But will love sustain us through all of this forever? I suppose in the higher realms, yes. But what about here on Earth, right now? While madmen are threatening each other with atomic bombs, and building robots that they hope will overtake human civilization, where are we in the equation? To those “inhumans”, we are mere cannon fodder in the pursuit of their domination.

Carl Sagan was right. We are too caught up in the minutiae of our lives, and not paying attention to the bigger drama unfolding before us. Yes, I think our love has the power to save us, but not in some fairy tale, Pollyanna way. Spiritual warriors love, yes, but they are also prepared to defend that which they love, with eyes wide open.

There is a very good word, it’s a very short and powerful one, but much underused. That word is “No”.

Susan L Hart 2023 | HartInspirations.com | SusanLHart.com


Self Discovery


If we didn’t have to spend so much time focusing on survival, would we spend more time on creative pursuits, and developing our own natural talents? Or is the question moot? Is technology slowly but surely reducing the human being to simply an observer of life?

The question is an important one, because the path we’re on may not be in the best interests of the growth of the human soul, and the real potential of the collective we call humanity.

What do you think?

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

© Susan L Hart 2023 | HartInspirations.com | SusanLHart.com

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