Thursday, November 15, 2007

Haiku: Belonging

Belonging
No demographic
grouping, no pigeon-holed slot
describes where I am.

I channel Mom’s voice
and hear my own inflections
when my children speak.

Twenty-one years gone,
seen in the growth of a tree
and unseen branches.

[This week’s haiku for
One Deep Breath.]

24 comments:

Bren said...

Very reflective! Great haiku!

Glad said...

"no pigeon-holed slot" about your writing either! Really like these.

mitzh said...

Loving the third one...

You are becoming so good with Haiku.

Gina said...

Oh my god, how cute are you all!

Thumbs up, and all that!

Jolene said...

Wow, I finally get to see what you look like. You are not 46. You have to be lying. You look more like 36. Now I get why you said you only have a comb and not a brush - you have short hair! Must be so easy.

I had a dream about you last week. In my dream we met up at some restaurant and you brought a photo album with you. In my dream you had long brown hair. So weird how one's mind can conjure up fake images and unknown people.

tegdirb92 said...

beautiful and I LOVE the photo. Have a great Thursday!

get zapped said...

I adore these and the second one touches deeply. Thank you.

qualcosa di bello said...

oh my! i do know what you mean about "channeling mom's voice"...a belonging through the generations so beautifully written! they are all lovely offerings.

WorksForMom said...

YOU ARE HOTT (2 t's) my friend. I'm so glad I got a glimpse of you! You so match your ultra-hip-super-cool self I had imagined. Except much (MUCH) younger - you like 25.

This was beautiful Patios. I especially liked the third one.

Wonders said...

Beautiful....

elendeil said...

Love it -- esp. the 2nd one!

Amy said...

what a great picture of all of you. great looking family.

Amy said...

i like you haiku too!

Kelly O said...

That's quite nice. And I
love the haiku-format. An
understated art.

Jeni said...

So beautiful, poignant, sentimental but not syrupy-sweet. You can feel the aching, the longing, to share what you see with one who can't be there. I can relate to those words oh so well. I would say you can't imagine but I know, especially after reading that haiku, oh yes, you can, you know exactly what that feeling is like!

g said...

Beautiful haiku, as always. One of my favorites from you.

You are beaming in a lovely way in your photo, Patois.

So that's why you don't wear makeup... you don't need it! :D

spacedlaw said...

Good way to use the prompt!

Sian said...

It is so lovely to see you! Fantastic haiku btw...don't we all eventually start hearing mum when we open our mouths?

Toni said...

You are a haiku master! Lovely, lovely work...thanks for sharing, as always!

christine said...

This triplet is wonderful. The image of mom's voice is so true and the photo is priceless.

jenica said...

love it!

how is your mother doing???

D... said...

Oh look at ya'll! Great looking family, great 'ku!

Jo said...

The first two are truly excellent.

Robin said...

Wow! I really liked that one :)

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