Sunday, February 08, 2009

movement

soil spews me out
I bloom happily-
to warmth of sun

winds blow sand
all around-
still I am rooted

azure sky stares
askance at me-
I proudly sway

35 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

a lot of warmth in these- nice work!

Mandy said...

What a difference the pluralisation of wind makes to the movement - one sky, one sun but not just one wind!

anthonynorth said...

Hang on in there.

Art and Poetry said...

Its very nice! it is good to be rooted

Nairobi said...

Wow...this one's nice.
Always fascinated by Haiku poetry..

Nairobi said...

Hey gautami...
chk out this...Tried a haiku...though not sure if it is one....
http://songofsea.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/regrets/

trinitystar said...

What a beautiful flower you are blossiming into.
hugs for you

SandyCarlson said...

I begin to understand that the freedom to sway in the breeze comes from a sense of being securely rooted,

(Your prompt of "spectral" comes up next week. Please send me a poem and/or image before then!)

kitehorse said...

azure is a species far

Deborah Godin said...

Sounds like a struggle, a battle, defiantly won.

Janice Thomson said...

Love the personification in this. Lovely piece Guatami.

WillThink4Wine said...

Isn't it ironic that being firmly rooted gives us the freedom to sway! Lovely.

Lorraine said...

mmm beautiful...a dance bravo and aren't you pretty :)

sage said...

I like the gentle movement implied in your poem.

Amias said...

I love swaying in the breeze ... I so enjoyed these.

Winnie the poohi said...

ahh cool!!!

Winnie the poohi said...

loved the way u have described the grass :) hope i interpreted it right :)

Fledgling Poet said...

My heart felt warmed when I read this...it was comforting. Beautiful!

Pam said...

A dancing poem of rooted movement-- very clever.

polona said...

oh, i love this!

Margie said...

oh, very nice!
Loved it!

Margie

Beth P. said...

you are definitively that!

loved this, gautami--

Roswila said...

Love that second one. To know we are always rooted, even in "sandstorms."

endurogirl said...

Beautiful, full of energy and proud defiance. Thank you

cyclopseven said...

Oneness with nature that hardly come by any of us, unless one is receptive to this sort of deep observation. Wonderful.

Jim said...

Gautami, first off let me say that I like your pretty and new profile picture. (I changed mine too.)

It's so nice in the sun even when the winds are blowing the sand. I like your answer to the sky's question, be proud, you are hanging in there.
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Ofira Sephiroth said...

Very warm and beautiful poem.

Quiet Paths said...

These are delightfully carefree. Refreshing - I esp. connect with the second.

one more believer said...

strong roots, firmly planted...a beautiful flower indeed..

Tumblewords: said...

The continuity of movement is delightful!

fourwindshaiga said...

These are so perfect for the prompt. I like your photo, too.

Regina Marie said...

Hopefully I can bloom when the blizzard comes, the test..hmm? I was terrible at math but these are most confident verses-

indicaspecies said...

When soil is spewing and wind is blowing, you are blooming and swaying happily.. Beautiful movements!

Tammy said...

Beautiful haiku Tami!

Maggie said...

It is wonderful to sway in the wind and stay rooted at the same time.