Creative Writing and unfinished business…
September 21, 2014 § 15 Comments
a thousand cranes
sail through the night-
Image courtesy Kayama Matazo
Tagged: cranes, creative writing, flying blind, haiku, moon shadows, poetry, trust
In French “crâne” means skull, as I did not know the meaning of “cranes” the first line was very strange at first sight, though the beautiful picture helped me to guess these “cranes” were certainly birds… I like the “silent gap” between the second and last line. Have a nice Sunday dear Rachael! ♥
Thanks, Frederic. Just pushing boundaries here. Will it work or won’t it 🙂 Have a sweet day, dear Frederic.xx
And a thousand paper cranes in Japanese tradition grant wishes…
Unable to see more than shadows, yet trusting – I follow…
Thank you 🙂
Superb as it stands – yet what I first line to a novel it would make!
Thank you! I’m running out of inspiration just now. How did you get through your barren patch this time ?
Left the laptop locked away – sat down one evening with a glass of red (if the truth be told a number of glasses) a pen and paper and went back to basics writing the first things that entered my head. The next day after a bit of editing I found a few things that made me chuckle. Hope it works next time the brain takes time out!
Reblogged this on kinginascent and commented:
I love haiku. They sit between puzzle and art form and I like to see them. Rachel is especially good at them.
Thank you kinginascendent. Very sweet of you…
The reward was in reading and sharing your writing.
Thank you Richard! Your reading my stuff is much appreciated 🙂
Always enjoy it 🙂
Again, I love how you bring even more meaning to these poems with the title. I think of the word “sightless,” and of course many creatures are mostly sightless at night, even by the light of the moon. But then I also think of something beyond sight, like instinct, guiding the cranes. Beautiful imagery, Rachael.
Thank you, Miranda. I guess one job of a haiku is to pose questions and encourage a thinking outside the box. I like the idea of creating a paradox too, but they’re hard to pull off!
Have a good week my friend. Hope all well with you. xx
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