Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Haiku: Architecture

Another Stonehenge
built by the overcautious –
few children come play.


Yellow climbing frame
molded plastic mimicry –
few children come play.


Shallow creek below
with sticks, rocks, rope swings, danger –
hear the children play.

[Thanks to One Deep Breath and the prompt for this week.]

15 comments:

Daveman said...

The creek with sticks and stuff is right down my alley! Although the Stonehenge wanna-be looks fairly enticing. I need some of those for my yard.

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Pearls of Wisdom said...

Cool .

Angel Mama ():)

Betty Jane said...

Those pics and statements are awesome...so much more for the young mind and heart by delving into the creek! Thanks for stopping by! Likin' your blog.

Mandy said...

an intriguing set of contrasting images

kailani said...

So true. Nature is the best playground for kids.

Kailani
An Island Life

spacedlaw said...

Good view on the world.

Sara said...

great poems!

FRIGGA said...

Great pictures but I really like the haiku's to go with!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Nature is the best playground. There's a lot of discussion at the minute in Scotland about appropriate play areas and how to manage risks for children without stifling their creativity, imagination and physical development. Your post really fits in with all that. (Sadly I couldn't actually see the second and third photos!)

Tammy said...

You told a story in your series and it was wonderful. My fondest memories as a child were in creeks and rivers.

Julia said...

Hi, glad to find your interesting blog. I love haiku, and these are so much fun. The creek! Wouldn't you love that as a kid?

Karina said...

This was very beautiful! I could hear the kids laughing and playing!

Thanks for visiting my WW yesterday!

quietpaths said...

I had a hard time with this week's prompt, but you really went with it! These are great! Well done. Water is where it is at when you are a kid (or a grown up kid).

megan said...

so true...the architecture of nature is the best fit

get zapped said...

Oh, this is a wonderful series. This brings me back to my childhood, were my playground was the woods. We built paths, forts and swung on rope swings over the creeks. Love the sound of children playing. Thanks!

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