Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Haiku: Earth Day


Breathing in deeply
Holding the scent of their trees
Before expulsion.

[I saw this site called One Deep Breath. I don't really know how I ran across it. If you know me at all -- and shouldn't you really by now? -- you know that I have a very low opinion about my creativity. That said, I was still intrigued by their explanation as to why the site owners do it. They offer up this quote by William Higginson:
"The primary purpose of reading and writing haiku is sharing moments of our lives that have moved us, pieces of experience and perception that we offer or receive as gifts. At the deepest level this is the one great purpose of all art, and especially of literature."

For whatever reason, that propelled me to join in, creative or not, artist or not. The above was my first go at it. I think I'll be joining in weekly. Perhaps that will propel you to not bother checking me out on Tuesdays in the future. On the other hand, perhaps it will propel you to also join in.]

7 comments:

Quietpaths said...

Howdy, from Montana. Thanks for the very nice comment on my haiku. Yours is very clever. I had to stop and think about the last line but then I got it! I have just finished reading several of your posts. Very good reading, and thanks for sharing it.

susanlavonne said...

wow! what a debut :-) gorgeous haiku!
so glad you found us at ODB...sure hope you come back

Tammy said...

Welcome! I've seen you around and I thought your haiku was very creative. I could smell what you wrote because I'm moving to the mountains. That was a huge factor ;)

Roswila said...

Intriguing haiku! That last line also put me in mind of expulsion from the Garden of Eden. In a way, we are expelling ourselves if we don't take care of our Earth.

Sian said...

I too thought of Eden,steps taken that can never be undone. Very thought provoking. Thankyou

get zapped said...

Yes, welcome and thanks for joining us! This is lovely and a wonderful tribute to our wonderful mother earth. Thanks ;)

Sandy said...

Hi from Maine! Lovely haiku and so is that photo. Hope you see another from you.

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