Just Plain Foolish

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Monday, July 02, 2007

One Deep Breath: Shadow and Light

Night on the mountain
I turn my face to the stars
Moonlight washes down

Emerging from shadow,
Broad trees drink the noonday sun,
Creating sanctuary.

Flame haired girl laughs,
Running in the summer sun,
Playing tag with shade.

Cool me in starlight
Summer breezes fan my face
Standing in night's shadow.

Swimming in the lake,
Rippled water, dappled shade
Watching tired cows drink.

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12 Comments:

Blogger spacedlaw said...

They are beautiful !
All of them. I can't even choose a favourite.

7/03/2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Roswila said...

Yes, they are all very painterly. I think the first has to be my favorite. :-)

7/03/2007 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

They are all so beautiful.

7/03/2007 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Quietpaths said...

Lovely, all of these. I really can't decide but I think the 4th speaks to me strongest. Well done!

7/03/2007 1:28 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Your imagery in these is perfect, I can feel the cool shade....

7/03/2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger strauss said...

Enjoyed the "moonlight washing down"

7/03/2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Beautiful haiku -- I can totally feel the summer days and nights in them. I especially love "turn my face to the stars/ moonlight washes down" and "cool me in starlight" and "watching tired cows drink". Really nice imagery in all your haiku -- feels like a sanctuary!

7/04/2007 12:13 AM  
Blogger jem said...

It seems like there is something for everyone here. My favourite is the girl one - 'playing tag with shade' is such a great line. Well done.

7/04/2007 2:48 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

deeply beautiful and stilling for the soul

7/04/2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

And - coming back to the words - in the end I think I still like the red hair girl best (but only just).

7/06/2007 10:26 AM  
Blogger Patois said...

The flame-haired girl having fun drew me in. They are all lovely, but that girl is special.

7/06/2007 12:09 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Great! What a pleasure to stop by here!

7/06/2007 9:15 PM  

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