Friday, December 14, 2012

Hopes for the land

snow melts
prairie of amber & fiery ash--
charred,  roots awaken    


(Wiki Photograph of Pulsatilla patens growing in Boulder, Colorado.)

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sun pulses
the grassland in sepia and and emptiness--
hope blooms in blues

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(due to recent news in USA)

blood-inked stains 
on broken blue & pink crayons -- 
the barren sky weeps     

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and Haiku Heights and Haiku My Heart - Wishes for peace and love ~

52 comments:

  1. fug...the shooting today has consumed me since this morning and is breaking my heart honestly...that last bit erased any thought i had of the rest....so sad....

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    1. Sadly the events this morning crept into my words ~ Thanks for the visit Brian ~

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  2. Ah, the third haiku ....... I am stunned about the events of the day. An elementary school, oh my god!

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    1. So are we in Canada...very shocked to hear what is happening ~

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  3. We all weep, Grace, we all weep! Thank you for rendering tears into words.

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    1. Thank you Barbara ~ Words are not enough ~

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  4. Such a nice sight as your words take flight, wish it was that here now and the cold was long gone!

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  5. Hope for a cold blue blue world yet.

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  6. ..Grace..you have a very keen observations and a sensitive soul... your Haikus transcends peace and love as what the prompt suggested... smiles..

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  7. Our news all day has been about the horrible shootings. Such small children, for such terror. I loved your line "hope blooms in blues". We do somehow have to hang onto hope, even when the news is so dismal.

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  8. I have to force my mind to concentrate on your first two haiku, or I will weep. It can be a cruel, cruel world, but as long as there is love, kindness, and poetry, we have a chance.
    K

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  9. Poignant day, indeed, Grace ... evil lurking where the innocent reside.

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  10. so broken~
    Unbelievable the evil that walks on this Earth~
    Beautifully expressed~

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  11. Incidents like this really leave us heartbroken ... may the world find peace !!!

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  12. The delicate blue of our beloved Holy Mother - she is embracing so many right now giving her comfort and strength.

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  13. it's so sad what's happened at the school today, I just don't understand why these things come about. you've broken my heart again but that surely means it's a great poem

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  14. Your words are beautiful and that last haiku has such sadness, as it should.

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  15. the last haiku has pierced my heart, we here in India are really sad for our friends in Connecticut...

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  16. We are all broken... our hearts pierced, I can only hope that your first haiku does not take long to bloom... for we need this salve more than ever... Thank you for your beautiful haiku...

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  17. A sad news and the feeling, indeed..and you have captured so well in haiku...other haiku are pushed back..

    RS:)

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  18. Beautiful set! I love 'hope blooms in hues.' The recent news is so sad :(

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  19. Thanks Grace fro your visit. I am quite well and fine.. it's only that I am not able to leave comments nowadays due to preoccupation...but I am trying to get reconnected with all as and well possible.. I am obliged that you enquired..

    RS:)

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  20. Great words and the last is so deep and tragic. Fitting for the terrible news.

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  21. The first is amazing, I love it deeply. In the last you attempt the impossible, and almost pull it off. Such tragic news! Very brave of you to attempt it in my view.

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  22. Who would not be devastated by the awful events of Friday, 14 Dec? The barren sky has much to weep for today.

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  23. I'm struggling to write something in the aftermath, yet cannot stop the process.

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  24. All are very "painterly" poems. Really enjoyed them!

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  25. i touch the blue blooms of hope, i touch the barren sky and say prayers for all.

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  26. when the roots awaken ... buds of blue bloom ..Charred indeed .. is the mind.. but the soul ...shall refuse ... to be reduced to ashes....

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  27. Beautiful imagery Grace.
    Yesterday's events are so hard to try to understand and, come to terms with. I cannot imagine the heartbreak in those families affected and in their community.

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  28. Beautifully said. Your last line conveys the sense of powerlessness felt after this horrific shooting. If only we could make our own wish for peace come true!

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  29. Yes to all! And the last, appropriately, is a mood breaker. The same one I am experiencing.

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  30. All three verses ~ lovely. I cannot wrap my arms around yesterday's tragedy.

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  31. A beautiful poem for such a shocking and tearful day...

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  32. Fantastic haiku ~ lovely set and so well penned ~ hard to choose ~ all so good ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  33. The alliteration of the "b" sound in each line of the last haiku quietly pounds home the raw tragedy of broken crayons! Powerful!

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  34. we join the weeping sky, may they RIP - ♥

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  35. Lovely set Grace! Last one was stunning!

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  36. Poignantly written, Grace. I came undone at the last one.

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  37. The very last one may have been an afterthought, but it is certainly first in my thoughts. As a public school teacher, I can see the scene you have painted vividly.

    Storm Cat

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  38. oh Grace, our hearts are broken like those crayons...

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  39. Last one broke my heart! humanity in tears!!

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  40. sadness in reading your poignant words

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  41. Oh Grace, that last one is stunning!

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