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Monday, October 15, 2007

Balance Haiku


One Deep Breath is a community of poets writing and sharing haiku, tanka, and/or haibun. Each week we will offer up a new prompt which we hope will inspire your writing.

campfire
shooting stars
loon’s cry


uncurling green
pinch of red
spring blooms


black and white
fencepost sitter
magpie


cave-dark night
absence reigns
hear the sky





The Old Fishing Hole, Original watercolor

Balance. The prompt by One Deep Breath Haiku



17 comments:

Pearl said...

Love the dual-levels of resonance of

black and white
fencepost sitter
magpie

Anonymous said...

Inspiring ...Nasra

Jo said...

Okay these are amazing.....especially the last two; actually the final one really had me there!

Ackworth Born said...

1st and 4th are my favourites but they all resonate.

ana said...

the first and the last are my favourites too...

Thank you for your wishes! I really needed them, thankfully it wasn't something big (as I had been anticipating), only a torn liagment and some inflammation...

Roswila said...

Really like that last one!

paisley said...

that last stanza is a visual that really can be heard as well as seen... i loved this....

Jessica said...

I love finding a 'gem' like you- wonderful! Will have to visit your other sites, the watercolour is stunning with those vivid colours.
I have never tired Haiku but everytime I read one like this it really tempts me to give it a go. Don't know that it would be anything like yours though!

Thanks for visiting my Sunday Scribbling :) Must go further down your page now to read yours.

Glad to be here!
Jessica

jem said...

I love the last two especially. Magpies are hard to resist - so extreme but so able to carry it off.

And the last one perfectly captures the way our senses have to work harder if one is deprived.

Christine said...

Oh my I do love that first one... the magpie image is so strong. Thank you.

Mary Timme said...

And I really like the second one. Where oh where is your entry for Writer's Island this week? I missed it! Sigh.

Sandy said...

Such strong images, I love them, and also the watercolor.

Greggo said...

these are all great, but the last one took my breath away. 'absence reigns' is brilliant!

Gilson said...

Impressive writing you have! I especially liked the last one. Congratulations on the watercolor as well. I love the blend of color. What do you paint it on?

Gilson said...

Loved the ending. There's a deep message there. A great week for you!

Krissie said...

love that sentence - listen to the sky. That is so evocative of night here and all you can hear are the night birds and their calls.

Patois said...

I love how you so ably balanced the opposites. The magpie is a delight. (The poem as well as the bird!)