Yesterday – a haiga

 

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Prompts:  Haiku Horizons – water

                   Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – if taken in my hand

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43 thoughts on “Yesterday – a haiga

  1. I think we are fortunate with communities that we can “trust” our self expression with. You speak for the poet who like a philosopher wants to make sense of it all.
    Salty are the waters…

    1. That’s very true. It is wonderful that blogging opens out into a world wide community of people we can relate to.

  2. Ah .. this is writing at its best … and I can identify with so much of what you wrote here .. your closing haiga was absolutely brilliant …

    1. Thaks so much. AsI have said to others here the haiku came in a flas of inspiration. I rather think I simply channeled it. 🙂

  3. “The process of going public on my inner life is a kind of mapping – a way of keeping track of where I have been and a way of plotting a course forward. It’s almost as if, by making my mapping process public, I’m giving myself reasons to keep going – to keep being honest – to keep striving for an authentic voice. The feedback and comments of others lessen the chances of me deluding myself.”

    AMEN!

    I look forward to all of your expressions be they photography, a thoughtful essay such as today’s, or your beautifully rendered haikus.

    We are all growing and mapping our way through this life. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks Kim. You are right – we all growing through this process of blogging. I love the way the world has become smaller and we can connect with people who are on similar journeys so easily. Sometimes it is very hard to find them face to face (or at least that’s my current experience).

  4. Suzanne, I often don’t comment because either I’m just too busy or you already have many people saying what I’d say. But know, I enjoy every post you make and happy you share your work in this forum.

    1. Thanks for finding time to comment Skywalker. I really appreciate it for I know you are very busy. All the best -S.

    1. I am glad the image speaks to you. it is kind of compelling. Sometimes I don’t know where these haiku I write come from. It islike they are in the air and I just stand in the way of them

    1. That’s a very good way of putting it. It is about getting into the flow. The prompts can be great triggers for that.

    1. Thanks Meg. Sometimes ts good to pull back and reflect. Reading your post about the joys of walking and flying was actually a catalyst to my writing -in a strange way. You wrote so clearly and openly it inspired me to do the same

      1. That makes me very proud. But you always seem to me to be clear and open. The inspiration goes both ways. I’ll reflect on my own blogging – a reflection long overdue – but probably in Stanthorpe.

  5. I can relate to your points on ‘why I write haiku’…yes, the reasons are more or less same for me, too. The brevity, the sharpness, and the way of depicting much through less…. these very aspects of haiku appeal me…

    Your haiga is a perfect one, delineating the moment we are here… and the moment we just lost… Loved it…

    Keep writing… 🙂

    1. I love the others find layers of meaning Ihadnot considered. Thank you for your support and sharing your thoughts with me

  6. Your haiku always have two things that make them masterful – sincerity and realism. Nothing, in my opinion, is more important than those two factors. Realism, to me, means not writing haiku with strange lines like stairways to the moon etc. We write about what ‘is’. Sincerity is everything. What is the point of writing a haiku just to sound good… You win twice. No-one can take that from you. Your haiku today was stunningly effective. It resonates, and that is the key, for me as a reader. Keep writing. No matter what storm tries to blow you off your path. You have blown me away with your writing. You know you have.

  7. I love your haibun, Suzanne…held in water by remembered by readers, now and forever. We grow spiritually writing haiku and as you penned so beautifully, we get in touch with our emotions in three brief poignant lines.

    1. Thanks so much. Writing haiku is a kind of spiritual discipline I think. I really appreciate your comments 🙂

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