A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku

I saw this picture a few nights ago on a friend’s Instagram account, and then dreamed about it.  In my dream, I wrote various very simple haiku to accompany the photo.  It is so lovely, and almost begs its viewer to create a story around the female figure walking away from the camera.

What do you think when you look at the photo?

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Photo credits to AnaLisa G.

Perhaps she is simply on a stroll, daydreaming.

she strolls peacefully
framed by the oak canopy 
dreaming her future

Or is she walking away from something?

having decided,
she slowly left her old life
never looking back

Maybe she is walking toward something, or someone.

joyful beats her heart
this journey just beginning
there will be no end

What do you think? I will reveal the real story and the location in a day or two.

 

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story of my flight in 8 haiku

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I love to use the empty seat for my newspapers, and the tray table for my drinks, leaving a tiny bit of personal lounging space at my own seat – flight nirvana!

 

empty seat beside me
an unexpecsted pleasure
a “no chitchat flight”

scary turbulence
no matter how much I fly
hate loathe despise it

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gripping the armrests
sending up prayer after prayer
imagining crash

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grumpy skies bumpy
frightened, I wish it would stop
clenched hands aren’t helping

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think positive thoughts
channeling turbulence fears
I write some haiku

gotta get a grip
today’s not my day to die
plane WILL land safely

wafting gently now
the skies are friendly again
I’m fine ’til next time

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on the ground now
calm and confident I am
I love air travel!

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My text to the Grill-Meister upon landing: “On the ground and not dead!”

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Haiku: Old Ford Truck at Colorado’s Tarryall Reservoir

Tarryall Reservoir, its waterfall and creek are magnets for us when we are in Colorado at Little House in the Rockies, in every season.  On this trip, we saw a proud old Ford truck parked near the waterfall, which inspired a haiku.

Solid old Ford says
“Sure, I’m a little retro,
but I’m still ready!”

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Sometimes I feel that way myself:  a little retro, perhaps, but still ready.  Bring it on, world!

 

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