Monday, 29 January 2007

Haiku / Senryu - Connections

Sitting between
the roots of an old oak tree -
I write.
a skein of geese honking -
my heart flies with them.
top floor city flat -
the everchanging skies
full of birds
my grandparent's house -
purple flowered clematis
winds around the gatepost.
Connections to Nature for One Deep Breath


rel said...

To commune and be one with nature!
You've captured it all.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture your first haiku conjures up. I feel peaceful just reading it.

shadows and clouds said...

hello there, thanks for your comment. wow, so exciting to see your crafty ideas and poetry! love your work. one day i may get the guts to post up some of my poems too, but for now...!
it's very heartening to be reminded that there are others out there who are also trying to find happy alternatives to generating more waste! great job :)

get zapped said...

These are lovely. I could hear the geese loud and clear ; ) I can totally relate to the top floor flat and birds! I experience the crows diving off the roof in the summer, mixing the blue sky with black. Peace.

Regina said...

The first haiku reminds me of the scene in Lord of The Rings when we first see Frodo!
These were just lovely!

Helen said...

all of these are so beautiful and really put the image in my head. how do you do all of these so easily?

Tammy Brierly said...

These were all lovely images that evoked serenity.

Anonymous said...

These are all lovely. I especially like the first one, because when I was a little girl I did that very thing!

Anonymous said...

All gorgeous, but this my favorite:

a skein of geese honking -
my heart flies with them."

That's exactly how I feel when I see & hear them!

Roswila said...

Niiiiice series :-), especially:

top floor city flat -
the everchanging skies
full of birds

I love the contrast between a sense of unchanging city and wheeling bird patterns (at least that's how I see it in this big city I live in, New York :-D)....

Unknown said...

Love them all but especially the image of you writing curled up in the roots of an old tree. That's marvelous!

sara said...

These are beautiful --

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I'm so glad you did as now I've found yours!

I particularly enjoyed the 'skein of geese' imagery -- it captured so much of the lonely loveliness of autumn for me.

Becca said...

These beautifully express a meaningful connection with nature in many forms~loved them all!

Anonymous said...

Every one so beautiful. The second one, last line, really grabbed me.

jennifer black said...

These are truly lovely. Thank you for sharing the world from your eyes and heart.


Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for all your comments.

Hundred and one - glad you feel peaceful reading these!

shadowsandclouds - I look forward to reading your poems when you start posting them! It is always heartening as you say to find others trying to find alternatives....

getzapped - ah yes we get the crows too, very aerobatic they are too.

Regina Clare - I have to admit to never having seen Lord of the Rings

Helen - maybe its not as easy as it seems?

megan said...

skein of geese...inspired word choice and sitting between the roots of a tree is such a safe spot. nicely done.