Creative Writing and unfinished business…
August 4, 2014 § 14 Comments
the day before
the dragonflies die –
Painting courtesy Soniei
Tagged: cycle of life, dragonflies, haiku, nature, poetry, tulips
Another gem – aye, they make merry while the sunshines, and then the place knows them no more. Very evocative; you’re on a roll at the moment, dear lady.
So pleased it gave you pleasure, Geoffrey. And thank you.
I look forward to my visits to your site – an oasis of calm in an increasingly mad world.
That pleases me. It’s good to feel one can make a difference…
You do. If, in cultivating one’s own garden one gives pleasure to passers by, that seems as good as one could hope for.
I guess so. It seems that any kindness we can do – even if it’s small like a smile for the grumpy assistant at the baker – it always spreads like those ripples in the proverbial pond 🙂
Very true – and your haiku are a real help 🙂
Breathtaking in its simplicity! The painting makes even more concrete the stark contrast of the seemingly colorless (as in death) dragonflies against the shouting red life of the tulips. The visual impact inherent in the words is magnified as in a looking glass by the matchless painting. I’m awestruck!
Thank you, Ron! The picture came first with this one, and in its ambiguity, readily lent itself to a haiku.
You beautifully describe the endless cycle of life and death here, Rachael. It brings to mind a quote (yes, another quote, because I’m addicted to them!) by Frost: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” He sums it up in three words, you do so (brilliantly) in three lines. ❤
Ha! Thank you. The lovely painting kind of wrote this haiku. I so like it. So you’re like my hub then; he’s an endless source for quotes. I can never remember any of them however brilliant they are… xx
Thank you ❤
a perfect haiku: delicate and natural… 🙂
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