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Monday, November 05, 2007

Loneliness Haiku

One Deep Breath offered today's prompt: Loneliness

iPod pink
dot blogspot dot com
plastic life

yard fencing
guards the resident
locks life out

Original Watercolor from my Abstract Watercolor Gallery

This is a busy month with both NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo. Sometimes I barely remember to get to yoga class (or lotus class as my older daughter calls it!).


Greggo said...

nice haiku. it's funny how sometimes we don't realize that the fences we put up to protect us, also block help from arriving too. nice watercolor too!

Annie Jeffries said...

Barriers everywhere, some unexpected.

Anonymous said...

yard fencing
guards the resident
locks life out

thank you for helping me see loneliness from a different perspective.

Anonymous said...

I agree with both your haiku. The second is one I need to think about.

Q said...

I watched the leaves climb over my neighbor's fence. Glad her dog did not follow.
Lotus class! I can not sit that way any more.
Always I enjoy your poems and your watercolors.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so true!
So often we shut ourselves off - I think loneliness can be the price we pay for privacy!

Roswila said...

That second one is really strong. And I love that watercolor.

Everydaythings said...

The one that struck a cord with me was the ipod one - plastic life, that really sums it up for some doesnt it..islotating and lonely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

in Wales garden fences are for resting on as you talk to your neighbour (apparently - though I've never lived there). Most places though they are seen as marking territory

Plain Foolish said...

Ah, these are so well done. A real summing up of the barriers we've built.

Laure said...

This past summer was one of tearing down fences for me. Your haiku brought me back to thinking how grand it was doing the demolition work!

Rae Trigg said...

These were well done. It's amazing the ways we close ourselves off from others.

Clare said...

I love these. Both haiku are so right on -- they perfectly describe what is going on in this modern (and crazy!) world.

jem said...

Great takes on this prompt. Such true sentiments both. The way we surround ourselves with things to comfort and protect but which largely isolate.

megan said...

sometimes a word pairing is just plain fun to say...like iPod pink!