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Monday, April 20, 2009

Haiku for One Single Impression

One Single Impression posts: Thanks to Jess of Wayfaring Wanderer, who has provided this week's prompt, one word


lined papers
squiggles mark each one


deliberate memories


leafless table
children flown
wordless years


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Anonymous said...

Good ones, Sue, I especially like the second.

anthonynorth said...

All good but the last touched me.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm with Anthony. That last one goes straight to my heart.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

I love them all Sue, most especially the second one as I like the word whitewashed and how you used it.

But the picture blew me away this time --- It's beautiful --- and somewhat hypnotic. I kept seeing a womb with a baby in it --- little feet. Then I thought, no, this is old lace and paper. I even thought about a scene I think I saw in a Twilight Zone episodes.

In the end I said out loud to no one in particular, I don't know what it is, but I desire to see a womb giving birth to light, because it's beautiful, and the strips around it reminded of an old dress my mother use to wear.

Thank you for such wonderful memories ... !

DeLi said...

the last one was beuatiful but sad, and it stucks...i rememeber somebody sharing that said feeling

Anonymous said...

I love the last one...'leafless table' and 'wordless years'...beautiful.

Deborah Godin said...

A nice series! I think I'm partial to the last one as well. "wordless years" is so evocative.

spacedlaw said...

I love these, in particular the second one.

Quiet Paths said...

That last one is heart-rending. I don't know why it got to me but it did. These are all quite amazing. Such brevity and meaning.

Geraldine said...

I enjoyed all of these, especially the second one. Well done Sue!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Sue, great read. You are a wizard at KU. They were all great.

love, Melanie

Jacqueline Dove said...

Enjoyed these, the first one had me smiling in recognition and the last one made me want to wrap my 'leaf' strewn, verbal diarrhea -ed home close around me. Thanks.

qualcosa di bello said...

your words bring tears to my eyes as we are in the midst of our nest emptying...2 flown, 2 nearly full-feathered...oh, how i miss/will miss them

Patti said...

Sue~ Loved all the poems- the last one really resonated with me; can be so true.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was terrific and so insightful! Really well done!

gabrielle said...

I loved them all. But the second one. Ah!!! the futility of crowding your heart.

zoya gautam said...

lined papers
squiggles mark each one
leafless table
children flown
wordless years....~cover to cover

-many thanks..

Barb said...

The last one echoes the loneliness of empty-nesters. Loved this one especially.

I've moved to wordpress, you can find me here next week!

Beth P. said...


Boy, these went right to the heart...at least of me. What a powerful story. And told with so few words.

Loved this--you are amazing!