Friday, August 21, 2015

Pond•ering Haiku

lily pads float
umbrellas
for the fish

fish study
the muck
homework

fish exhale
the ripples echo
their sighs


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16 comments:

Sarah Tuttle said...

The juxtaposition of muck and homework here made me laugh. It must be nearing the end of summer! Thanks for the post.

catherinemjohnson.com said...

Clever!

Linda B said...

Hi Bridget, I've been on the beach & we spot the fish by the ripples. I love that you call them their sighs, will remember that.

jama said...

These are delightful -- I feel refreshed after reading them. Wonderful observations . . .

Mary Lee said...

Your post title is all kinds of perfect. (and so are your haiku...I, too, love the home-work!)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Sarah, for the comment. Fish do swim in schools after all... =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Catherine! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Oh, the beach...we have a trip planned for mid October to visit the beach - long overdue. *sigh* =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Jama! Sometimes pond*ering just happens naturally... =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Mary Lee! Good thing I wasn't looking a creek or I'd have to name my post creek*ing haiku. LOL =)

GatheringBooks said...

I love the vision of ripples echoing the fishes' sighs. Lovely! :)

Keri said...

I love the unusual perspective of the underside of the lilies -- I would never have thought of them as umbrellas for the fish!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Myra! Makes you wonder what fish have to sigh about. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Keri! My daughter pointed out that since fish are wet anyway, do they really need an umbrella? hee hee =)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Wonderful haiku– such fresh, eye-opening perspective, Bridget.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! High praise from a haiku creator herself. =)

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