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Monday, February 09, 2009

Haiku for One Single Impression




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moving wings
treading summer air
hummingbird

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newly seen Lulin
retrogrades across the sky
comet swooping close

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waves escape
from blacktop highways
disappear

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Movement is the Monday prompt offered by One Single Impression.

Digital photo by Sue.

23 comments:

Amias said...

Hummingbirds wings move so fast, I have only seem them in pictures.

The only thing slow about a comet is its tail .. and even that disappears fast ---.

I used to love seeing these waves when I was a kid riding on the back of the truck.

I really enjoyed these reflective movements.

fourwindshaiga said...

I wish I was treading summer air, I really like that line!
How did I not hear about the comet? I had to look it up.
The third one reminds me of summer days in Oklahoma.

kitehorse said...

funny I did not think of "heat waves" at first escaping from the road - you are so scientific that I thought these were de Broglie matter waves - the same kind that allow me to believe that there is at least part of the local zoo elephant in my china cabinet at any given moment !!!

Beth P. said...

Hi Tumblewords--
These 3 all made me smile--you are such a master with the haiku!

Thanks for your consistency!

WillThink4Wine said...

I loved 'treading summer air'. I wish I were doing that very thing right about now!

Deborah Godin said...

Oh my - three absolute beatuies!! And all subjects I'm fond of. "Treading" is such a great eye-catching verb choice. Also, I've been looking for something online that gives better info on viewing Lulin, if you know of anything I'd sure appreciate a link! And finally, heat mirages - I wonder every time I see them how many people really appreciate the magic. You obviously do - wonderful post!

Jim said...

Hi Sue -- I surely hope that you do get to see Lulin. Or have you already? I hope to, thank you for tipping us off. I got ready last week.
I like your idea of the 'wings treading ... air.' I would never have thought of that.
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Noah the Great said...

I've lived the last one many times.

Regina Marie said...

This is lovely..I wish we had humming birds here! We laugh and point at the Hawaiian hummingbird moth that behaves nearly the same. Your words are perfect-

SandyCarlson said...

How hard those hummingbirds work to stay aloft. They are amazing creatures. It's interesting to focus on their movent, the distant movement of Lulin, and the languid, intense movement of that heat.

Quiet Paths said...

Sue, all of these are pretty much brilliant in word choice, images and perspective. I tip my hat to you.

zoya gautam said...

..(on her words)

~simple words
immobile
on a journey ~

..many thanks..

Ofira Sephiroth said...

Very lovely

Julia Smith said...

Awesome shot of the hummingbird, Sue. And your first haiku about the hummingbird is my favorite one, especially:

'treading summer air'

Tammy said...

"treading summer air" was brilliant. You rock at these haiku Sue!

paisley said...

i have two feeders right out side my window.. they are amazing little creatures, hummingbirds......

zoya gautam said...

(adding to my comment above}

~simple words
transfixed
on a journey ~

magiceye said...

loved the 1st one!

Dave King said...

The hummingbird one is superb.

totomai said...

really liked the oriental feel of this kus

Sue said...

hummingbirds epitomize the joining of stillness and extreme movement in one moment and one being!

Patti said...

Hi! I love hummingbirds- great haiku and great picture! Also- I love the quilted paper hearts- I am alsways on the lookout for new card ideas. Thanks for sharing!
~Patti

Giggles said...

Spring is around the corner.....can't wait.... this is a precious reminder!