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:

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

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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