Petal and Elephant Cop An Attitude!

Words, it’s amazing how a particular word can change the mood, setting, or tone of a written piece. I played around with a few words while writing this Haiku. I wanted it to ring true so the choice of words is important.

I looked at: soaring, dancing, sailing, falling, blown, swept, thrown, each of these words can change the meaning, depth, and insight of this little Haiku. Mmm, I chose sailing.

I am a petal  

sailing on the charging winds

up, down, flying free!

It’s a Haiku kind of day so lets plug-in another:

Elephant rears up

its trunk is packed and ready

the door holds steady

Artwork: Open Mouthed Elephant in the room by Banksy. Click on the picture to enjoy his wonderful work. 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patricia
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 18:10:16

    I enjoy Haiku–the reading of. I am a lazy thinker so not much on the writing of. But you are inspiring me so maybe I will give it a try–someday…

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  2. elizabeth
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 21:55:59

    I hope you do Patricia. You can use syllablecounter.com to help speed things up :)

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  3. Carol Ann Hoel
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 22:12:02

    I like the vibrant red! The photos and Haiku are lovely together. Blessings to you, Elizabeth…

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  4. Deanna Schrayer
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 13:38:52

    You chose the perfect word in ‘sailing’ Elizabeth, that is so beautfiul! I envy those who can write any kind of poetry. Thanks so much for sharing these!

    Reply

  5. ivonprefontaine
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 19:23:54

    I enjoyed your revealing of the process with your list of words at the beginning. It is not an easy chore to write a Haiku.

    Reply

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