Sunday, February 19, 2012

Imagination



an old crumbling house,  
my history, turning page, 
a brown eagle soars  


~0~0

searching for the spark
amidst black and decay, breathe
green trees in your hands


~0~0


tattered walls in rooms,
spinning tales of love and loss, 
my pen is busy



Photography credit:    Mary Ann Potter, Real Toads Sunday Challenge
Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 20- Live out of your imagination, not your history
    

30 comments:

  1. You are working miracles with your haiku. These are excellent - I especially like the second one.

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  2. nice...each one equally but that last one i really like...the walls have stories i am sure...smiles....dont they all...

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  3. I like them all. Too hard to pick a favorite, I see them as a whole, creating a somewhat melancholy picture and a yearning to write about it.

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  4. Lovely! Strung together they make a wonderful image of all the aspects of the house.

    ~Mimi
    Collage Pirate

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  5. The beauty of haiku is how strikingly one makes her point in so few words. You do this so well!

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  6. So many stories from each piece of rotting wood I would guess too, last one really brings it home.

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  7. Wonderful, Grace. You are well-named—your haiku has a grace all your own. These three I see as one, and I've seen so many abandoned settlers' cabins, miners' cabins, woodsmen's cabins, that they all seem to be part of my personal history, too.
    K

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  8. Oooo la la....you do have a way with this form. These envelope the feeling of the photograph to a tee, tone, quality, nostalgia....perfect.

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  9. The one that resonates with me is the third one. Wonderfully penned.

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  10. You wrote "my pen is busy." Am I ever glad it was! These are absolutely beautiful! I'm glad this photo spoke to you. Places like this have so much to say to us, even in their abandonment. It was an honor to read what you wrote today, and I thank you!

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  11. Your pen is busy indeed :)
    I agree with Brian, each one is lovely and stand alone as such.

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  12. These are great haiku...love how you weaved Mary Ann's beautiful photo into the haiku challenge

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  13. Let your pen be busy always.. Loved it totally.. SmileS..

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  14. This is awesome ... leaves me speechless

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  15. These are excellent Haiku - I relate to the last one.

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  16. Lovely...but the last one is awesome!

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  17. Belting set! The last lines on each one are so strong, I especially like - my pen is busy.

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  18. Beautiful way to combine the haiku prompt with the photo, Grace! You are really a haiku master!

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  19. The way you write is inspiring and I've so much to learn from you.

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  20. Beautiful thoughts....and lovely imaginations painted as haiku!
    Live your lively imaginations

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  21. 'spinning tales of love and loss,'
    Wonderfully reflects the History.
    I loved the lines,'my history, turning page'the most

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  22. Succinct and moving. It works beautifully.

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  23. Amazing how the spark of creative imagination is often ignited by the tired, the worn and the weathered! Like a phoenix rising!

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  24. Awesome set -- filled with creative imagination and sources for the reader's imaginary journey.

    Day 20

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  25. I especially like the third one. It leaves us continuing.

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  26. tattered walls make for plenty of stories... nice!

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