Friday, August 24, 2012

World of ice

Photography credit:   Reena of Missing Moments
Alaska Glacier


remote land,
mountain bell of snow, 
strikes awe and fear

~0~0~

small footprints 
on ancient ice rocks,  
sun-streaked monk   

~0~0~

drumming song
stirring north ghost-sky, 
native cries



39 comments:

  1. I've seen the glaciers, walked them in my youth. This makes me remember the silence, save for the ghost spirits of an ancient way.
    Lovely, Grace
    Rick

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    1. Really Rick ~ I hope to walk on them someday. Thanks for the visit ~

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  2. A beautiful site indeed, but danger lurks at every turn, plus I hate snow haha

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    1. I can bear the snow in the presence of such beauty ~ Thanks Pat for the visit ~

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  3. Love the last one especially ~ all are so well penned ~ excellent ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Hello Grace, so beautiful, this image and your accompanying haiku... I especially love the line, "mountain bell of snow..." it just rings true!

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    1. The photograph is my inspiration ~ Thanks Lea ~

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  5. nice...really cool progression in this...there is a mysticism to this that is def alluring...love the bell in the first....the small footprint in the ancient ice...back to the drum...

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  6. Awesome photo and haiku. I just visited the ice fields in the Canadian Rockies and they took my breath away.

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  7. Had experienced ordinary snows but not glaciers. Ought to be exciting! Nice write and nice pic.Heaven!

    Hank

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  8. Great haiku. Who (or what) could have traipsed the ice rocks....

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  9. Loved the haiku, especially the first.

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  10. Fabulous image and some haiku moments well caught - I particularly liked the sun-streaked monk.

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  11. Liked the line "stirring north ghost-sky" It really resonates.

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  12. A beeeeeyoooootiful set!!! You've successfully captured the very essence in a very mysterious lovely way! Stunning piece and amazing selection of words Grace!
    Cheers!

    Finding epitome of life!

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  13. send some of it to my place, dear, it's been above 124F here for whole month...

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  14. Wow! What a gorgeous sequence! 3 alien views on the ice: awe. monk, native--and I am still an alien walking around "ancient ice rocks" and thinking of Mars.

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  15. Nice one. Mysterious and otherworldly :)

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  16. Love the "small footprints on ancient rock"!

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  17. an amazing set...very surreal...

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  18. I loved every bit of it..wonderful it is...



    http://odizzey.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/alien-haiku/

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  19. Gorgeous words and breathtaking photo. I lived in the Yukon for several months, miss it every day....

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  20. The last haiku threads the landscapes into a haunting kind of dreamscape! Beautiful!

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  21. Three haiku jewels, vivid images of the world of ice wonderfully connected.
    The sound of the bell, the evocative monk, the native cries...
    Thanks for sharing.
    :)

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  22. The last lines of this strike a chord--I am studying the way we have wiped out Native Americans and this, for me, speaks to that :(. Haunting but poignant.

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  23. It's wonderful the way you describe the landscape with your words, picturing a more ancient world... fabulous!

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  24. Very beautiful composition Grace :)

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  25. I really enjoyed this winter homecoming. Subtle as haiku should be - yet crisp like winter chills.

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  26. Very nice...I like the night cries..

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  27. It's always a blessing to read your take on the prompts ... very nice, Grace!! Have a great week! Thanks for your recent visit. :)

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  28. Small footprints on ancient rocks..such is our place in this world.

    lovely

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  29. could feel the cold winds and the chill of the winter!! :) good work!


    http://njn-sorceress.blogspot.in/

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  30. Beautiful haiku. My favorite is the first one.

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  31. Love the middle one. Very tough to say so much in so few syllables.

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