so eager to meet us
always a big smile
a treat would be nice
can you stay for awhile
children so welcome
a great big hello
one word I can say
in their languages I know
In the market, in a small way station, at the petrol station we are always greeted with such kindness by the Ugandan people. The children always have a big smile for us.
Today is week two of great blogging and poetry. Say “Hello” to someone you haven’t read before!!!
Big enough for two
ants compete with the size
spring cleaning adds more rooms
fit for a king
I am off the grid for the next couple of days but will check back to see how y’all are doing. We didn’t dare to measure the ant hills but some appear to be as tall as a human and are elaborate as castles.
Enjoy the blog posts of fantastic bloggers at the A to Z challenge.
thatched twig bundle
winter’s shivering blanket
dawning spring’s song
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.
“The soul has illusions as the bird has wings; it is supported by them.”
Thanks to poetry soup for info on poetry forms.
On the dark side of this steely grey luminous orb
I was cold unfeeling
having driven a blade into your back
it was your heart that I pierced
mine was already on ice – shattered
to be the recipient of death is one thing
to deal death such a cold emptying deed
slowly the orb turns
blue cold with light emitting from the edges
what no one could know
your blood once spilt warmed my dormant heart
the orb once dark emitted beauty to far reaching galaxies
succesfully melting centuries old ice caps
the beautiful work of one warm heart
Thanks to Seth Woodworth for the ice knife photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethwoodworth/2215720400/