Just Plain Foolish

Just a chance for an old-fashioned, simple storyteller to say what needs to be said.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Belonging: One Deep Breath

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine
We fit together, two and one


Does the falling leaf
nestle among its fellows
sighing in relief?

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Blogger Laure said...

Some questions, like this one, must have a voice! Thank you.

11/13/2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...


11/13/2007 1:22 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

These are completely beautiful haiku!! The first one is deeply romantic and speaks to me of hearts joined forever. And the second one is really sweet -- I can totally imagine the leaf happy to be with its friends again.

11/14/2007 6:59 PM  
Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

the first is a beautiful leap from a classic...so lovely! & the second made me think immediately of death~~ in a very positive sort of way. it speaks to me of a solitary thing that ends in belonging with beauty beyond what we may imagine!

11/15/2007 8:19 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

Thank you all.

That particular bit from the Song of Songs has a very deep meaning for me - it was part of my wedding, what my husband and I said as we exchanged rings. We repeated it both in English and in Hebrew "Ani l'dodi, v'dodi li."

11/15/2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Patois42 said...

The thought of those leaves nestling together is quite lovely. I'll think it is so.

11/15/2007 2:48 PM  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I do love that second one very dearly.

11/16/2007 1:18 AM  

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