moving forward
and staying in place

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!


  5. Alan Summers Says:

    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

    —Cara Holman


    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)


    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)


  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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