Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Silly Haiku Wednesday: The Road

Pavement and white lines,
Through mountains; into prairies.
The road to Kansas



Leaving the heartland
With overwhelming sadness.
My road towards home.


The road less traveled;
Upon the wings of angels.
May God bless your soul.


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This Haiku is dedicated to the memory of my brother-in-law, Larry Magill.


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The basics:

Haiku is simple! 
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively 
(a great way to use your fingers!)

30 comments:

the domestic mama said...

I love your Wednesdays!

JadeLD said...

I love your haiku's, you can say so much in just a few lines, they are beautiful.
Jade

Michelle said...

beautiful! i tried to get kind of serious on mine, but my inspiration just wasn't there this week.

I love the photos, too.

Take care.

Corrie Howe said...

These are lovely. I wish I had this kind of creative writing skills. I'm much too verbose.

I'm sorry about Larry, I've been praying this wouldn't be drawn out and put a lot of pressure on your sister's family.

***Holly*** said...

Beautiful! Great way to start the day!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I'm so sorry about Larry, Polly. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Beautiful haiku - a wonderful tribute.

Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

So lovely, as always! Especially the one dedicated to Larry. You all have been in my prayers. I hope your family is doing okay.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I always thought the road was yellow brick....

Michelle Hoad said...

Toddler sick again
Tired of cleaning up puke
Mommy needs a break

Hows that for my haiku? I only had a few hours of sleep, so if it's not the right amount of syllables, sorry.

Erin said...

Beautiful, Polly! (Especially since Kansas is the road home for me, too)

You manage to make so few syllables so moving. Great job!

Thank you also for sharing your story on my blog yesterday and helping me feel less alone. I appreciate it more than you know.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love your Wednsday Haikus as usual!
And this is great!
hugs hugs

Ms Bibi said...

Big Hugs to you and your sister's family in this difficult time. I am glad that it didn't take long for everybody's sake.

Tracy said...

Love all of this.

Deidra said...

Great as always! And if you're headed to Kansas, why not drive a bit further and drop by for coffee in Nebraska? ;)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

These were very touching, and I think, your most heartfelt yet.

Kathleen said...

I don't usually use the word "beautiful" to describe a haiku, but yours today are...beautiful!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful tribute. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing this.

Thom said...

What a beautiful dedication my friend. You done did well with these. Very touching and the photos just add so much. Again, I'm sorry for your loss, especially to your sister. My thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow. But it's memories like these that will pull you through the rough times and those memories will be cherished for all eternity :)

kristibonney said...

Very beautifully written! I love poetry. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kristi, Hello...Is This On?
@TweetingMama

moorebloglife said...

Beautiful thoughts, and the pics you chose were perfect for this it is very sweet!

Lori said...

We have similar subjects this week. It's a beautiful dedication.

drollgirl said...

i hope you and your family are hanging in there. i know it is incredibly tough, but it helps to have those around that love you and can help you.

Helen McGinn said...

How lovely....and those photos are gorgeous. x

AJ said...

Beautimus!

Thank you for your poetry!

kys said...

That was a beautiful poem for your BIL. I hope your family is doing ok in this difficult time. You really are a good egg, my dear.

gayle said...

Beautiful!!1

Midday Escapades said...

Pics are amazing and your haikus get better and better every week. Wait, did I say that last week? Well, I mean it dogummit!

Holly said...

Beautiful ,elegant, thoughtful words.

Kimberly said...

I have an award for you!

L.B. said...

You nailed this one. Great tribute.

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