Thursday, July 5, 2007

Haiku: Shadow and Light

We begin afraid,
pointing a beam on shadows,
lighting the alleys.

In the middle years
we embrace both light and dark,
scarcely watching time.

Once twilight arrives,
we seek the cloak of shadows
and flee from the light.

[Enter the shadows and light of others' poetry at One Deep Breath.]


Ackworth Born said...

an interesting take on the stations of life

Mandy said...

I like the way this develops.

the heartful blogger said...

These are so beautiful and moving, and the rhythm fits so perfectly. It makes me see why the 5-7-5 form works, and works well!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

insightful series this.

megan said...

i like these VERY much...led through a progression w/ a light well done!

Quietpaths said...

These, all three, are very interesting and creative. The second speaks to me. So true. I really like the first line of one. Thanks for these.

Clare said...

The progression of life, light, shadow and time is exquisite in this. Really nice!

tumblewords said...

life in few words...great!

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