Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Haiku: Change


Forgive my fascination with Pete's successful triple bypass on Monday. I'm damn sure our lives will be changed in unpredictable ways in the coming weeks, much as his body has changed.


Without further ado -- and with gracious appreciation to One Single Impression for taking off where One Deep Breath left -- my 'ku:

Tibetan Plateau
Fierce cuts of surgeon’s
knife carve landscapes: time-elapsed
mountain formation.
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[Photo credit: Alton Byers. Folded mountains of the Tibetan plateau.]

11 comments:

Andrée said...

Good morning, Patois. I've been checking in and was relieved to see your husband is recovering. I hope all is still going well. I'm glad also that you have your poetry to help you express yourself. It is a beautiful poignant poem. Thank you.

Sian said...

I like the way you find landmarks in scars.
I am glad too that the surgery was successful.

Just Jen said...

I hope he recovers well! My stepdad had that done and he's doing well, just some encouragement there!

SandyCarlson said...

I love your use of the landscape in this. I am glad the surgery went well!
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Sweet Irene said...

I am very happy to hear that everything has gone well. I wish your husband a speedy recovery. Well done on the haiku.

D... said...

I am so relieved (but not surprised) to hear your husband's surgery went well. I hope the recovery goes well too. Thinking of ya'll....

qualcosa di bello said...

what wonderful news! may your husband's recovery be full & speedy. your words really paint vivid emotion of this journey

the teach said...

patois, wonderful haiku that expresses in words the photo and your thoughts on the surgery! Great job! Thanks for visiting me! :)

LittleWing said...

glad to hear the surgery went well... yr ku is a beauty..

gardenpath said...

Great take on change, and so glad to hear your husband is doing well. Of course, your mind would be on what has happened.

Yolanda said...

I love this take on change. It is very good.

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