Monday, May 12, 2008

Haiku: Warm

I scored the big ticket on Friday when I got to be one of five parent chaperones for Youngest's field trip. [While I am often sarcastic and facetious, I am being neither here, at this moment. I was, in fact, happy to get to go. I like hanging out with the lad.] This was my third trip to the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. I also got to accompany Eldest and Daughter on their field trips there, lo, these many years ago.

I've got two 'ku to help kindle my memories of it. The first relates to our "teacher" on the outing. The second relates to Youngest and his pal taking quite seriously the task of finding as many living creatures as they could within a very small patch of field.


Warm: Rapture
Eyes of many young
children bore into his face
as he enlightens.


Warm: Seekers
Playing hide and seek
with small lives to discover
finding is triumph.

[Do check out the many offerings from the poets who turn to One Single Impression each week for inspiration. Tell 'em I sent you. Or not.]

12 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

"Finding is triumph" captures the joy of being a mom and watching kids grow and learn. It's so exciting. These are wonderful.
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MyBellavia said...

Enlightening a child is one of the warmest gifts life has given me. Both of these are so true. I love the pictures!

gautami tripathy said...

Both speak out. Great photos too!

hippo brigade said...

Haiku=goodness. Who doesn't love a good Haiku? Fantastic.

Raven said...

I enjoyed your photos, your haiku and the warmth of your enthusiasm for sharing this experience with your children.

texasblu said...

I think these were just plain heart warming! Gorgous thoughts!

Genny said...

Sounds like it was fun! I think I've been on more field trips than I can count. :)

MamaGeek said...

Your words AND your photos are so spec.tac.u.lar.

gardenpath said...

Sounds like a fun day, and doesn't doing haiku make a nice way to record it?

one more believer said...

oh yes, i remember those days field trips w/the younguns'... dun wore me out but lotsa fun... yr ku are lovely....

D... said...

I went on my very last field trip with my last child a couple of months ago. I enjoy going on them, but, dang, the children keep getting older. It's not so cool to have your mom hanging around.

WillThink4Wine said...

Well, if "Playing hide and seek" doesn't bring back warm memories and great anticiapation of adventure, what could? I enjoyed the post, your photos and the haiku tied it all together beautifully!

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