Friday, November 23, 2012

Desert

Namib Desert by Bernhard Edmaier


 
above eagle eyes, 
the desert stretches and weaves -
empty burlap sack 

~0~0~

fire-streaked sands
follow the wind-swept sky -
fine as silk-stitched blooms

~0~0~

once lush and ample
of fruits and blooms, she sleeps -
weary old woman
 




Picture credit:   here

58 comments:

  1. beautiful Grace and amazing picture!!

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  2. Just lovely words and image lending to the imagination! x

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  3. very cool...so much texture in the desert from above...that is an awesome pic...nice set of haiku as well..i like that last one...a lot of story in a few words...

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  4. Brought to life a huge litterbox hahaha well done, like how you weaved the last one in.

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  5. Your words are woven together 'fine as silk stitched blooms' Beautifully done.

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  6. "empty burlap sacks" I love the image of the silky sand like wrinkles on the back of a wise old hand. Your poetry is amazing!
    ~Dawn

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  7. Love these!!! Especially the comparison visually in the first. Well done Grace!

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  8. Beautiful images, Grace. I can really see a desert as burlap. Happy weekend to you.

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  9. Comparing the desert to burlap words well here. I enjoy the feeling of cpatured moments created by the short pieces your present. Write on!

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  10. Truly beautiful haiku ...........

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  11. Lovely, Grace... I especially like the first one.

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  12. Beautiful and I know Namibia fairly well.

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  13. The desert in which I now live...yes, I think she's a weary old woman...

    Desert Monk

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  14. fire-streaked sands
    follow the wind-swept sky -
    fine as silk-stiched blooms

    I love this!Grace!It presents a perfect fit with the accompanying pic!

    Hank

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  15. Yes! Yes! Yes! This is amazing. So good.

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  16. Those shifting sands do resemble burlap...love your haiku images, Grace.

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  17. So beautiful Grace in words and image. The first one is my favorite.

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  18. Beautiful - especially the last one.

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  19. This paints an image of serenity ... well written !!!

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  20. "the desert stretches"

    What came to mind as I read these three words is a picture of an elder, rising from a long nap, yawning and stretching her arms.

    Birches Haiku

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  21. who says it's a woman and not an old man? :)

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  22. Stunning photo! I agree... I would call the sand feminine too (by intuition...)

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  23. Wonderful haiku and such messages ~ excellent photo ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  24. "once lush and ample"...beautiful interpretation of the image.

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  25. I liked the comparison, desert and old woman! very imaginative!

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  26. this makes me feel weary just reading it. time for a nap, maybe :)

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  27. A fine set. I felt the dryness of the desert and weariness of the woman.
    Bernhard has more amazing photos of the Namib, truly awe inspiring shots. Espeially from the air as is your choice.

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  28. dear grace,

    your ability to weave together imagines that deify ordinary relationships is extraordinary.
    you never disappoint!

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  29. Your words are breath taking. Just lovely.


    Melanie

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  30. Breathtaking words you have used in this series ... chapeau!

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  31. Mm I like this imagery and the picture is amazing.

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  32. This is gorgeous! I love the desert. Good work, Grace!
    K

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  33. The desert is a woman of wondrous inner strength! Lovely haiku!

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  34. The first two are especially beautiful and fitting envisionings of the picture you shared with us.

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  35. These are beautiful, Grace. If I MUST choose a favorite image, it is the silk-stitched blooms.

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  36. Beautiful set of haiku Grace, 2nd my favorite!

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  37. ...Loved those haikus... Each represent a story of their own.

    Good day!:-)

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  38. Very Pretty and nice pic.
    I love the analogy to the old woman.
    Yet, keeping with the analogy, there can still be a different beauty with age -- as the picture shows.

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  39. Very nice haiku, especially the last one.

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  40. This has moved up to the top of the list of my favorite poems. I loved the first the best, but then put all together into the old woman and so much lept into place, I am moved to whisper. Let her rest, in summer she will bloom again.

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  41. Grace, this is beautiful and poignant.

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  42. Grace! Those are some of my favorite sites from airplanes!! I love that--love your poem too, such lovely images--burlap great word and that is exactly how that looks :-)

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  43. The first is my favorite -- I like the use of burlap with the prompt desert!!
    Parched Bones

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  44. Silk-stitched blooms!!! Wow! You don't stop amazing me...lovely!

    Deserted dreams breathe on me

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  45. Grace, the pic and the words, especially in the second one, really fired my imagination !! Super !!!

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  46. Grace, the pic and the words, especially in the second one, really fired my imagination !! Super !!!

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  47. Grace, the pic and the words, especially in the second one, really fired my imagination !! Super !!!

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  48. Beautifully woven words and imagery

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  49. Grace, you outdid yourself on these. Just stunning!

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