moving forward
and staying in place
chrysalis


8 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Good, thoughtful, thought provoking.

  2. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Hi Cara, Very interesting. Brings to mind times of recovery, fallow fields, and planting daffodil bulbs after a great-aunt's passing. Now I look forward to the bright yellow every spring (after our long Wisconsin winters).

    Years ago, I wrote:

    feeling new poems
    fallow fields
    waking up

    (published in Time Of Singing)

    Blessings, Ellen

  3. Dawn Apanius Says:

    I love this haiku, Cara. It reminds me of when I feel I've grown beyond some hindrance, when someone Im close to hasnt; and vice versa.

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Sometimes staying still helps us to make progress – love it!

    marion

  5. Alan Summers Says:

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    A fine instance of uncomplicated juxtaposition of images creating resonance far beyond their respective parts. Excellent work, and a joy to read more than once, and finding other layers.

    moving forward
    and staying in place
    chrysalis

    —Cara Holman

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    all my mistakes
    each click of the pen
    the robin moves

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Presence #24 (2004); *earlier version ; "D'un ciel a l'autre" Anthologie de haiku de l'Union Europeenne, (Edition de l'Association francaise de haiku 2006); Seven By Twenty twitter-length fiction and poetry (2011)

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    Toshugu shrine pines
    I try to stay as still –
    mist and dew

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: World Haiku Review Japan Article – Vending machines and cicadas (2003); We Are All Japan (Karakia Press 2012); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)

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  6. Cara Holman Says:

    Not too long before my mother died, she said she felt like a chrysalis about to be born again, and I thought of that as I penned my haiku– a comforting thought. You each caught the spirit of my writing. Thank you all for sharing your insights with me. :)

  7. kids poems Says:

    Poem in a nut Shell!

  8. Marilee Says:

    If I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I’d say “Kanobuwga, dude!”

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