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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Haiku for One Single Impression

One Single Impression posts: Deb Godin of The Cloud Messenger brings us this week's prompt, smoke. Thank you!


strikes at tall pines
...red sun


spring retreats
ancient forest ignites
...false clouds


hidden in fervor
felled by smoke


The fractal was created in Apophysis, resized in Irfanview.

I think I see a skull in there. Do you?



SandyCarlson said...

I see the skull. I thought, "No way," at first, and then I thought, yup, a skull.

I enjoyed these very much. We are experiencing an electrical storm right now, so the first one was exciting.

I hope the spring does not retreat.

Beth P. said...

There IS a skull in there!

Loved these--especially the last one! And the skull...


floreta said...

oooh i definitely see the skull! i really like the first haiku.. very true that the sky is a fiery red when there's smoke in the air. very appropriate.

Jeeves said...

Me too sees the skull :)The second one is my favourite.

deepteshpoetry said...

I see a lot in these lines....mystic and unconventional.Simply loved it!!!!

Pls do drop by my blog as well...there's a new poem and I love ur coments.

anthonynorth said...

You always describe nature excellently.

Danny Wise said...

Yeah cool, 'truthiness' is groovy!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I see your skull and will raise you an Aboriginal tribesman with the enlarged lip ring! Do you see the ring? Or is it just me.

Deborah Godin said...

The power of a wild natural forest fire understandably instills too much fear in us to really appreciate the power in it - the land renewing itself in tandem with the lightning, the sun turning red. Beautiful words here!

Geraldine said...

I like the first poem the most! Great drawing Sue, love it.

Hugs, G

zoya gautam said...

...false clouds



ignites ancient fervor/(rearranged-)

..ur essay on environment..

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Sue, I see that skull. That would be a great no smoking ad.

I don't have a favorite this time. They are equally well done.

Quiet Paths said...

Oh I see it too; weird. You and I were thinking along the same lines I see. No pun intended. After all the snow we've had it would be ironic to suffer a smoke filled summer. I really liked these Sue. the first one gripped my heart.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

Must be the power of suggestion, Tumbleword, because I see it too!

These are some beautiful gems you wrote.

"...red sun
...false clouds
felled by smoke"

I loved these lines.

sgreerpitt said...

thoughtful verses, nature is often fierce and dreadful yet impersonal - no animosity. I like the second verse the best, the "false clouds" of smoke.

Patti said...

Oh- I see the skull- very cool. I enjoyed the poems...loved the words "false clouds" Nicely done.

Raven said...

I especially like your second poem. And I too see a skull - with flowing hair...

Tan said...

Those were genuinly good ... I mean, so many words hidden all over!!!

Thanks for sharing :)

abb said...

No skull seen by me.

But I like the rhythmness of your haikus.

Jim said...

Somebody is always smoking things up, aren't they, Sue?
We (Central Texas) have rain now but until then we had been under burn bans and putting out forest fires. Most of them were started by carless or malicious people.

bluetoque said...

I like these! The first, 'lightning' is my favourite. And that fractal picture is just a little freaky.