Monday, July 30, 2012

Tackle It Tuesday, Holy Isle

Also shared with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart

Dear Haijin,

As I told already, in my last week's Tackle It Tuesday episode, the theme for this week's Tackle It Tuesday is Holy Isle. In the preview-post of Tackle It Tuesday I have told you something about Holy Isle. Holy Isle is situated on the west coast of Scotland. It is a Buddhistic island since the early 90th. Holy Isle has a wonderful history.
The earliest recorded name for Holy Isle was Inis Shroin, which is old Gaelic for 'Island of the Water Spirit'.

After the time when the Celtic Christian saint St. Molaise lived on the island at the end of the 6th century, it became known as Eilean Molaise, which is Gaelic for 'Molaise's Island'. This name gradually evolved over the course of centuries until early in the 19th century the island became generally known as Holy Isle and the village on the other side of the bay became known as Lamlash. (For more on Holy Isle's history go to: history )

Holy Isle has a wonderful environment with lots of different flowers and plants. Also the fauna of the Isle is wonderful. On their website you can find a lot of information on Holy Isle's nature.

I was touched by the so called 'painted rocks'. 'Painted Rocks' are rocks on which the monks on Holy Isle have painted pictures of deities or gods or spirits,

Dusum Kyenpa, the first Karmapa in the Kagyan tradition.
He lived from 1110-1193

So I found my inspiration for this week's theme Holy Isle on their website.

painted on rocks
the devote Buddhist monk
Holy Isle

Holy Isle
the Kagyan Tradition
painted on rocks

Share your haiku on the theme Holy Isle. Use the given information or let it inspire you. Enjoy the fun and write your classical or non-classical haiku.

This theme stays on 'till August 6th 11.59 PM. If you have a thought for a new theme please share it with me.

Next week's theme will be 'back to basic', in a new Tackle It Tuesday Preview I will tell you more about the  new theme, but for now ... have fun with this week's theme 'Holy Isle' ...

Please leave a comment after linking ... thank you ...



Chèvrefeuille said...

This week's theme is Holy Isle. Explore the websites I have mentioned and be inspired by what you're reading and see.
Have fun with this week's theme ... please leave a comment after linking. Next week's theme is 'back to basic' I will publish a Tackle It Tuesday Preview on that theme.


carol l mckenna said...

being an artist also I am fascinated by the Holy Isle's painted rocks ~ also am intriqued with the whole place ~ lovely ~ your haiku are written very well as usual ~ wishing you a wonderful week ~ namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Sri Valli said...

I love those paintings on rocks <3
Lovely haiku! :)
Have a great week Kristjaan!

joanne said...

After reading your info on this holy island, I researched and read further, and then viewed images of the place. Everyday, thru blogging, I learn....I learn from people different from me in myriad ways, but still like me, have interests and concerns they want to share. So thanx for sharing.
Now, a problem. Once again, when I try to link, I get a message saying there are too many characters in my link...Last week you posted for me - can I ask that favor again? I have a macbook air laptop, so do you think it's in the formatting?? thanx

joanne said...

Sorry to bother you again, but I figured out how to decrease the # of characters, and was able to post myself.

Anonymous said...

I want to go there!! :) lovely Kristjaan, thank you for hosting Tackle it Tuesdays

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

This is a great with those who would love to go everything posted...
have something written, ended up in the ER with a friend...they are back home but it is past bedtime here...Inspiring.
Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

Amrit Sinha said...

Loved the prompt ... relaxing !!!

Chèvrefeuille said...

Good day to you all my dear Haijin, as usually I have written a haiku on this week's theme myself on my other weblog on wordpress.
Be welcome to read and add your comments.