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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fleeting Haiku


One Single Impression posts: Nancy Bea Miller of Genre Cookshop offers us this week's prompt of fleeting. Please feel free to follow the links to read the posts and to join in this lively meme...





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Perseids
with summer in tow
fall from sight

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tempestuous scene
unrestrained thunder applauds
summer storm moves on

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13 comments:

Jim said...

Hi TW, you hit a sore spot of mine with your first one. I have spent hours outside looking for those and haven't ever seen one.
Setting the alarm clock on many occasions wasn't any better.
I did see a meteorite falling just before going to bed once where I didn't think the Perseids should be.
I like your poem, those shooting stars really 'fleeted' for me. :-)
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SandyCarlson said...

I have missed the showers, too....But your poem is enough for me. And I know those storms. We are having a summer finale and encore this week, so I especially enjoy this.

qualcosa di bello said...

i am completely enamored with your capture of falling stars!

Beth P. said...

Hi Tumblewords!
I love the thunder applauding--that's fun...

'movin' on'...yes indeed.

Thanks for this thing of loveliness!
Beth

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

The "thunder applauding" was my favorite phrases. Both stanzas poignant images of things fleeting.

-Nicole

fourwindshaiga said...

I missed the showers this August! But, I do love a good thunderstorm.
Nice work, Sue.

anthonynorth said...

The thunder seems so real in this one. Immediate.
Very clever use of words.

susan said...

Enjoyed these. I like the phrases and your word choices. Thanks for the read.

Quiet Paths said...

Sue, these are so good. I have had trouble viewing the showers. I never seem to be in the right place. Some August I am going to make that my mission - to view them night after night.... and you have captured the western thunder events perfectly in tune.

Lenore said...

It's funny but a lot of other people 'fleeting' poems have reminded me of summer in Ohio and waiting for storms to break...and than you write one. Cheers for that! Nicely done as well. :P

Pam said...

The fractal image is wonderful. I love the first poem. A meteor shower is certainly fleeting.

zoya gautam said...

..the fractal is eloquent-the poems are subtle..many thanks..

Kathiesbirds said...

I love the persids meteor shower and have enjoyed it many times. Now that I live in the desert it is often obscured by Monsoon clouds! Go figure! Loved that haiku the best though.