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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #3 - Wisdom of Age



knowledge of aging
lifetime slipping through your hands
the clock has unwound

~0~

a cane her compass
to guide feet’s destination
memories her eyes

~0~

living history
shown in weathered fingertips
generations’ touch

~0~

let go of your wants
get a grip on what you need
today slips by fast



©Susie Clevenger 2012
Photograph: AppleBlossoms Photography
This is Day 3 of 29 Haiku in 29 Days
Today's Theme: Paint the Image

21 comments :

Ben Ditty said...

Today has slipped by really fast! Brilliant haiku!

Someone is Special said...

touching set of Haiku.. and I totally agree that today slips by fast.. Beautiful and very happy to see you reading all the posts.. SmileS to you..

Someone is Special

Lolamouse said...

Much wisdom in your haiku. Don't know if I can age that gracefully, though!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Lolamouse...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks so much Someone is Special

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Ben!

Ramesh Sood said...

Beautiful Haiku..those..

Chèvrefeuille said...

As always Susie ... you make me smile when I read your haiku. They are all so touching. Nicely done on this wonderful photo.

Concerned, Confused but Learning said...

loved them all. My favourite is .. today slips by fast...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Especially enjoyed the line ...living history etched in her hands! Lovely!

becca givens said...

Susie -- Great set ... #2 and 3 are my favorites ... all well done!!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

The description in the third one speaks to me most!

Grace said...

All are beautiful. I had challenge with this prompt but look at you creatively churning out 4~

Keep on shining ~

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

At least she has a compass, and knows where she's going!


To Paint This Image
To Paint the Image

vivinfrance said...

All of these are lovely. Well done for such a comprehensive interpretation of the image.

br!nDle said...

Just amazing...the way you expressed all...awesome...loved it...(:

Amber said...

A very touching description and a wise message at the end. Lovely!

Karen said...

A wonderful series. "her cane a compass"...excellent!

Taylor Boomer said...

moving sets of haiku.
well done.

Blossom Vydrina said...

lovely set

wordcoaster said...

If she could read this, I think she would be pleased :)

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