On The Road Tanka: Embracing Wabi-Sabi


“Wabi-sabi is an intuitive appreciation of a transient beauty in the physical world that reflects the irreversible flow of life in the spiritual world. It is an understated beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect and even decayed, an aesthetic sensibility that finds a melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things.”  Andrew Juniper


Wrinkles holding hands

With passing seasons of life

Remnants of beauty

Captured still with loving eye

Gracing moments of wonder


Suzanne’s Challenge





About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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20 Responses to On The Road Tanka: Embracing Wabi-Sabi

  1. Very interesting! Seeing beauty in the imperfection is an amazing feeling.

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  2. For a minute there, I was reading this as wasabi.

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  3. Janice says:

    Beautiful tanka Olga … hands say so much. I also find both of your photos very compelling. I like how each item in the post (photos, quote, poem) are distinct yet fit together.

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  4. mukhamani says:

    Wonderful and I love the idea of Wabi sabi 🙂

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  5. Suzanne says:

    That’s beautiful. Your tanka really captures the spirit of wabi sabi. Thank you very much for linking to On the Road. – Cheers – Suzanne

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  6. memadtwo says:

    The black and white fading from color in the photo is a wonderful reflection of your words. (K)

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