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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Senryu for Magpie Tales 44

Magpie Tales   Every week, Willow offers a thoughtful image destined to stir your mind.





slippery

down the older side

~ speed of light

 
 
Image by Willow
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33 comments:

kathew said...

sometimes speed of fright! Nice take on the photo

Trulyfool said...

Kathew,

close to ground

bump bump bump bump bump

soon it stops


(Bet I'm nearer the finish line!)

Trulyfool

Mary said...

Very nice writing to prompt!

Kristen Haskell said...

life just gets faster and faster doesn't it!

Trellissimo said...

As long as there's no bump at the bottom! :)

Nanka said...

Haven't been on one but have watched and seen pictures, and the sped does frighten me!! We have no snow here at all!! Just warm sunny days and rain.

Tess Kincaid said...

Why does time speed up so on the second half?

gautami tripathy said...

Love the analogy!


who hid that story for us to find

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Someimes the other side is slickery, that's for sure! Nice mag!

Mary said...

Unfortunately sooo true!

Helen said...

I am SO on the older side! Nicely written .........

hedgewitch said...

Wise words, amazingly complete fragment, great magpie.

chiccoreal said...

Dear TW: Is this amazing Haiku similar to the end of sled-cylce quickening? "down the other side" of life? "The other side" gives me reason to conjecture and reflect meditatively on this simple complex problem! Paradoxical! So Then it is slippery too and definitely "light speed" all down hill. Hopefully God-speed when the time comes! Lovly abstract symbolism; very illuminating your gifted poetry!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful poem to go with the photo!

gospelwriter said...

it does rather feel like its more slippery down the older side :) - nice

Marilyn said...

Time does seem to be passing at the speed of light but the wonderful ride down is full of fun.

Donna B said...

So much said in such few words. Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to checking out your many blogs! Talent abounds with you!

Reflections said...

Wonderful fun-filled memories of times gone by.

signed...bkm said...

memories, cold ones..love the speed of light...bkm

annell said...

I like it very much!

annell said...

I liked your words, it this about aging? When you speak of the "older side"?

Brigid said...

Loved this, I am amazed how much it said about life in so few words

jabblog said...

Somehow the trek to the top didn't forewarn of the speed of the slide downhill - it's a shock to realise one's age, sometimes.

thingy said...

This is what I aspire to some day convey.

Simple, but with so much meaning. : )

P.S. I hope 'aspire' is a word. : ( I'm feeling very Palin-like right now.

Bee's Blog said...

So much in three lines - excellent! Speed of light and we know how that is. Very, very fast!

Amanda Moore said...

Oh yes I have traveled that speed of light on a sled before (it d1idn't go well!) Brought back memories

Margaret Bednar said...

"the lazy days of summer" as a child seemed to last forever. All too often my days (or should I say months) just wiz on by and I it is very hard to find a day that just seems to linger ... So, a hiku is 3,5, 3? I will have to look it up and give it a whirl myself.

Kimberly said...

Yes, I agree with Tess, why does time go by so much faster as we grow older?! Great magpie!

Dick said...

Neat and sweet!

Everyday Goddess said...

i like how this takes us all into our own space. really nice work.

Everyday Goddess said...

and, thanks for the ride!

RNSANE said...

Excellent! I had my 66th birthday in October and I keep wondering where all the years went!!!

The Hausfrau said...

Ah, nice!