cold fireplace - 
I light it up 
with the letters from you 

—Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

About the author: Magdalena is living in a small house in a Polish village. She was a teacher, but now she's taking care of children. She's fond of poetry, hatha yoga and alternative medicine. She also creates and solve charades.

Contact: mabana1 at wp dot pl

Responses to the haiku for 16 November 2007 by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

    2007-11-16 07:04:21

    Oh, I like this. It can be read from many different emotional angles.

    josh wikoff
    2007-11-16 08:44:47

    That's cold, girl. ;) I like it.

    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-11-16 09:58:54

    These lines may be given many interpretations...
    a very good work!

    2007-11-16 12:39:58

    Magdalena; to your fine lines, my humble response.

    words ablaze...
    she quenched the whirling flames
    with tears

    2007-11-16 19:41:43

    Wet twigs in fireplace
    your letters burn quite slowly
    cold chill lingers on

    Alan Summers
    2007-11-17 13:07:59

    I enjoyed the ambiguity.

    Manu Kant
    2007-11-17 17:52:46

    Hello M!

    Your latest Haiku TW is a powerful haiku which found a resonance in my heart.

    Am forced to share my own Haiku somewhat on similar lines.

    their eyes met
    Fourteen years of silence
    a fossil flower

    Plz comment on mine too.



    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-18 19:06:36

    darken fireplace-
    soot stained fingers
    sift through letters ashes

    Felica Sah
    2007-11-19 03:17:22

    Magdelena - This one is perfect. I have read it four times and find that it means something a bit different to me each time I read it. That is the power of haiku! And you are quite the artist! :)
    Thank you for sharing your work, please keep it coming. -Felica Sah

    Alan Summers
    2007-11-20 05:21:28

    Manu Kant,

    Maybe the 1st line for a specific meeting?
    Make it fourteen, & perhaps bring in fossil flower more,

    for example...

    museum meeting-
    fourteen years of silence
    in a fossil flower

    Coincidently, here's another "fourteen"

    fourteen summers
    the glue remains
    of a paper heart

    Tinywords, August 2006
    The Haiku Calendar 2004
    Snapshots Press ISBN 1-9035

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-20 07:59:33

    manu, interesting concept. i'm the romantic, after a moment, the years do fade. are you saying her(flower, one of the participants) beauty has been well-preserved, and she's just as lovely as ever. rather than telling(met), bring it to the present. concerning your (moment), i've been there.


    fossil flower--
    our eyes embracing
    after years of silence

    judith Ingram (super dot ingram at verizon dot net)
    2007-11-20 11:27:51

    I love this haiku. It speaks to everyone.

    after sixty years
    an email and faded photo
    of the two of us

    2007-11-20 12:16:08

    sparks of light
    burning love letters
    your shadow on the wall

    2007-11-25 09:44:47

    Hello Richardson!

    Among many things that I meant 1 was definitely that like a fossil what is gone is gone forever... atleast in my case I found out that a relationship couldn't be revived though memories were there... just like a fossil

    & flower in the 'fossil flower' means that fond (flower is lovely) memories or lovely memories will forever remain.


    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-11-25 16:09:18

    manu, there are at least 2 ways of perceiving fossil. 1. life ceased, impression remains; 2. life isn't extinct(i like extant); youth, a faded memory. "couldn't"? there's wouldn't, didn't, & shouldn't; in each, memories persist.
    it is said, "one can never go home"; i say, at least try. manu, forgive the speculation; a mind does wander.


    once more--
    the heart remembers