Thursday, November 1, 2007

Haiku: Change

First, a little whimsical take on the prompt from One Deep Breath, and then one that breaks my heart. Make sure you see what others have to say about “change.”

Emptying pockets,
standard nightly ritual.
Saving for college.

They all say, “Don’t blink,”
but bleary eyes can’t help it.
They grow up so fast.

Eldest Going Home

21 comments:

Gina said...

Awwww! I love the pictures of them in carseats!

Jo said...

Oh I love that second one, it's perfect!!! And what a gorgeous photo.

Toni said...

It's so hard to believe babies are so small and grow so big! Lovely...

christine said...

Oh my, yes. I can really relate to these. Thank you! The first is really clever - I'm here to tell you (we have a college sophomore) one must empty both pockets for tuition...

Sean Boyd said...

I relate a lot to the sentiment in your 2nd (and it's real well written). My four year old just got her baby curls cut off...

FRIGGA said...

Nice. :-)

qualcosa di bello said...

your words are too true...before you know it, they are off to college. you express that sentiment so very well.

Beck said...

They DO grow up so fast. Lightening speed.

Sandy said...

Good poems, and they go together!

maggafers said...

what nice poems!
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Linda said...

So true! So true!

I still can't get over the fact that my youngest is 14 already.

mitzh said...

I love the second one, so very true.

Roswila said...

That second one really hits home. I've blinked too many times in my life and there they stand, all grown up! :-)

WorksForMom said...

You are so right. Blink, there goes another year. My favorite saying has always been "long days, short years".

That photo - Amazing.

D... said...

You are not just whistling Dixie. They do grow up way too fast. I just want to stop time sometimes.

Jeni said...

Don't blink - for sure! Turn around, turn around - where the heck did they go anyway?

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

*sniff*

Mad Kane said...

I enjoyed both haiku. Thanks!
Mad Kane

tumblewords said...

So nicely done and so truly said. It's just a blink. Darling child in the photo!

g said...

Once again, I'm in in awe of your haiku. Really great read. ^_^

Pearl said...

Like the second stanza. baby picture with content's great.

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