What’s Beneath the Shot #photography #haiku

brokeh thoughts

bay water’s sun dance

food is scarce

 

Today’s Daily Post photo challenge is the Rule of Thirds.

Shooting in thirds adds a symbolic quality to the composition. I hope your imagination can soak in the relationship in each of these shots.

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Hopeful For Spring #atozchallenge #photography #haiku

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thatched twig bundle

winter’s shivering blanket

 dawning spring’s song

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Haiku: The traditional Japanese haiku consists of three lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second line contains seven, and the last line five. The traditional subject-matter is a description of a location, natural phenomona, wildlife, or a common everyday occurrence. The haiku seeks to capture the qualities of experiencing the natural world uncluttered by “ideas.”

I have learned that an excellent haiku tells a story.

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“The soul has illusions as the bird has wings; it is supported by them.”

Victor Hugo

Thanks to poetry soup for info on poetry forms.

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Battle with Winter #winter #poetry #photography

shadows

winter’s harshness

dealt a blow today

one you will never feel

or know

but for the life

of one frail bird

struggling to survive

it took the wind

from beneath her wings

her song swallowed

she did her best

resolved

she used her two feet

to get her

to a place

where she could

lay her head

and fold her broken wing

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Each day, I watch nature as it tries to endure the cold. Last week I had my own battle with winter and lost. So I like the bird am minus one wing and striving to write with a hand that does not know how.

stay warm and safe…

Holding On #haiku #photography

pencil bird

Perched on life’s branch

Wind buffets about your wings

Confident you hold

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Confident you hold

waves crest in foamy anger

storms don’t last forever

Today the prompt for Carpe Diem is Fortitude. For July, Kristjaan is pulling inspiration from the book “Manuscript found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho.  I was inspired by a bird who during a very bad storm wrapped its feet about a low branch of a young tree and hung on as the winds did blow.

Waxen Wings #atozchallenge #poetry #Icarus #photography #napowrimo

Catching one last flight on the Pacific before sunset

Why did you  like Icarus fly

 toward the sun

on waxen wings

of love’s ill

begotten current

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why did you not learn

that icy love melts

fool’s promises

never last

long

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why don’t you perch

on this strong arm

frail, battered bird

until you try at flight

again

Photography: “Evening’s Last Flight” L. Moon 2012 © All rights reserved

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Nautilus

This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.

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Inspired By Emily #atozchallenge #poetry #photography #homeless #napowrimo

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers
BY EMILY DICKINSON

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

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Offer Relief   L. Moon (2013)

Oh lonely one out in the storm

I wish to share your plight

for as you fade against the gray

fight cold against the night

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I wish to bring you home again

a place so safe and warm

please follow follow  close to me

I promise you no harm

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I cry and notice everyday

the ones without a coat

I will to give them something warm

mostly give them hope

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I entreat upon these words so few

you join in hand with me

and make the call for those who can’t

engender, make a plea

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homeless man by Sam

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Nautilus

 

Also sharing this with Wordless Wednesday

Emily Dickinson: “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright 1945, 1951, 8 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Photography : “Rain on Bird” L. Moon 2007 (copyright)

Homeless Man by Sampac attributed work shared/ copyright Creative Commons