Sunday, February 01, 2009

slowly building it up

melted snow-
footsteps
on concrete path

Inspired by tikkis.

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footprints on snow
aliens
from outerspace?

Inspired by John McDonald

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mysteriously
misty snow
enters into my pores

Inspired by Snow floats by Ken Wagner

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fog rolling in
dracula's daughter
lives in sin!

Inspired by midnight fog by J. Andrew Lockhart

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knives of icicles
cannot prick into
my sandcastle dreams

Inspired by Sandcastle dreams by Janice Thompson

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slipped yet again
into that precipice-
saved by a log

Inspired by Rain Melts by Ken Wagner

27 comments:

Jim said...

Very nice progression here, Gautami. I was ready to hear 'saved by a blog.'
Thanks for the references/credits here.
That's not saying I will visit them, it is just nice to know of the inspiration. That's a good idea, again not saying I will do that either for myself.
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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice collection. I'm honored that I was connected. :)

venus66 said...

Very nicely put.

Edward S Gault said...

Strong immagery.
Excellent poetry.

WillThink4Wine said...

Nicely down, Guatami. I did follow your inspiration!

Whitesnake said...

Very Good girl.......

Maggie said...

Much inspiration is seen here.

anthonynorth said...

A great selection.

Lorraine said...

Well aren't you fabulous! Look at that, they're delicious...good girl ;)

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed this progression of imagse and was glad we were saved by a log in the end. Snow has a way of insisting on itself; thank goodness for the chance objects that keep us from falling into it!

Amias said...

These are delightful to read ... building the images slowly --- glad the log stopped your fall ...

dsnake1 said...

still having fun, eh? :)

nicely done!

Pam said...

I really enjoyed the first haiku-- very meditative. Some of the others show great humor. Nice progression.

Deborah Godin said...

Enjoyed all these little "slow" moments

Leatherdykeuk said...

I love the progression. Nicely done!

Beth P. said...

'that' precipice...got me to thinking.


Thanks for the progression of precipices, or is that precipii?

Quiet Paths said...

That first one is a seamless, complete image in itself. I really enjoyed all of these small breaths inward...

polona said...

it's nice to see you get inspired by others. and these short responses appear to even have a common theme :)

teric said...

What a fun progression and collection of haiku!

floreta said...

i like your interpretation of the prompt! my favorite is:
knives of icicles
cannot prick into
my sandcastle dreams

fourwindshaiga said...

Such mystery, I like! Reminds me of the Perils of Pauline.

zoya gautam said...

..(i had to warn my inspiration not to pour itself out here)..many thanks for sharing these..

Tumblewords: said...

Clever, I like the way you used others' inspiration to write a series that so aptly describes a journey!

Janice Thomson said...

Wow this is neat Guatami. Like how you created this delightful winter journey. I'm honored to be on your list. Thank you.

Sue said...

I like all of these, many intriguing images. Perhaps my favorite is the one that least fits the overall arc -- "dracula's daughter" such a fun nonsequitur.

Marianne H. Nielsen said...

All are lovely word pictures, My favourite was the second one...I think many aliens have inhabited us in the winter :)

Tammy said...

Hi Tami,
I enjoyed your haiku collection.