Friday, May 18, 2012

THOUGHTS on BEAUTY (2 haiku)

photo by PSC
If a flower blooms
cloistered in vacant forest
is beauty wasted?



photo by PSC
Heedless tragedy --
beauty trampled underfoot
Who will mourn the loss?

 

6 comments:

  1. Such beauty is never wasted! There's something profound about beauty and loss having a life of their own, regardless of whether they are seen by the larger world. I really like how these two haiku go together. Just hope it wasn't the photographer who stepped on the flower!

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    1. Thanks, Andrew, for stopping by to read & comment -- and for seeing how these two belong together! :-) I have spoken to this plant in previous years, trying to convince her to relocate to a less heavily trafficked spot, but she insists on popping up near the fishing bench. I suspect that the fisher-folk have their eyes, and their attention, elsewhere, and that's how she finds herself in this predicament. :-|

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  2. Well, Pam, I have found these little gems to be so precious. Ironically, while reading them, my music list started to play Christmas Lights by Cold Play. Season is different but the tune seemed to be in sync with your photos and words. The song is so beautiful, like your efforts here.
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! The song IS beautiful -- and I had never heard it before, so appreciate that you brought it to my attention -- so lovely & sad, and the tune meshes nicely with the feel of these haiku. Thanks for the visit & comments and have a great weekend! :-)

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  3. What beautiful photos and companion haiku!

    Madeleine Begun Kane

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    1. Ahhh, thanks, Mad! I love this combo! Glad you did too! :-)

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