Saturday, September 8, 2012

this rainy day

                                                                        M. Bednar



i  hang blue plates 
on wooden twines: shiny, unbroken
unlike me 

~0~0~

grief came in a small jug
empty of spice, but on my neck
heavy stone   

~0~0~

rain washed  
morning in salmon and teal,  
but for coffee mug, stained of you



Update:   I am pleased to announce that this poem has been selected for Emerge Literary Journal - Fall 2013 Issue.

Posted for:   Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:   Sunday's Challenge
and Haiku Heights:   Gloss

44 comments:

  1. Loved all three of these, Grace! My favorite though is the last.

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    1. Thanks Mary ~ I will be over at D'verse for your prompt in a bit ~

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  2. What an unexpected response to the image. I love how everyone sees something unique that they can put into words. These are sweet, sad and nostalgic.

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  3. Lovely image and I really like the haiku. The second touched me powerfully.

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  4. Grace..absolute delight..you have evolved into a pure Haiku-ist...so good each one of them..

    RS:)

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  5. Amazing set of haiku ... good use of the prompt :-)

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  6. Hazel these are all so strong...one right after another! And so deeply felt.

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  7. So sorry Grace, I am looking at too many blogs all at once. I am still learning who is who. Forgive me!

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  8. Beautiful, Grace! Barbara--I just did the same thing to Mary. Love reading all the great poetry, but I think it is frying my brain ;)

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  9. Wow!!! Like the thoughts weaved around !!!
    Euphoria in music

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  10. Beautifully written - I think the first one sets the tone very well, and they all have a twist and contrast in the last line, which works. I think creating such atmosphere so succinctly is very difficult - bravo.

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    1. thank you for noticing this...haiku writing is more than just 3 lines ~

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  11. Wonderful haikus. I like the simplicity of the photo you chose as well.

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  12. raining here now...a cold rain...would not mind some hot coffee though....felt haiku grace...

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  13. You have always amazed me with your skill to write haiku.

    Brilliant as always! :-)

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  14. Adore the first one... we often hang pottery because of its beauty, its perfection - perhaps it makes us feel better about our imperfections ;) I also liked salmon and teal.

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  15. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. I felt melancholy and sad reading them . Very special.

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  16. The last was the favorite of mine, such a nice feeling and ring to it.

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  17. I love the last one best!
    The imagery you've used is wonderful on all of them.

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  18. Wonderful composed triplet Grace. Loved reading this entry. Strong emotions I sense in this triplet. Awesome!

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  19. Wow. A wall of pottery as if a hacienda:
    "shiny, unbroken
    unlike me"
    "grief came in a small jug"
    And then I love the salmon and teal so much I would be scrubbing and scrubbing that cup . . . who's space is it, anyway?

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  20. Great set of haiku - full of emotion. Especially like the middle one, so sad feeling - and then the last one..

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  21. Love these and love the plates Grace:))

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  22. These are all wonderful. I really like the third. It says so much.

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  23. blue plates...small jugs...simply exquisite...

    Gloss

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  24. so simple yet so unique..delighted!!

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  25. Oh, it is so sad! And so well-contained. Grace, you are graceful as usual. I love visiting here!

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  26. These are really gems, Heaven. The middle one really hit me, but each, like the objects in the photo, has its own beauty to offer.

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  27. These are so beautiful. The first one really spoke to me. There was a time when i was so broken I never thought I could be restored.

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  28. I adore the first one. Really beautiful, Grace.

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  29. Emotional and sensitive set of haiku..

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  30. The 1st haiku is toooo goooood!!!

    http://locomente.blogspot.in/2012/09/dear-barbie.html

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  31. I am a huge fan of haiku ... yours are really lovely.

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  32. Your blue plates turned me green with envy! Aren't they a delight? ♥

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  33. These are all gorgeous. Love those blue plates.
    But this one is particularly stunning:
    "grief came in a small jug
    empty of spice, but on my neck
    heavy stone"

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  34. I like that first one especially--and great photo!

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  35. i love the way you responded to the photo prompt.

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