image of ocean and sky with the words of the haiga overlaid on the sky

when caught
how to release
as wind disperses water
as water erodes stone

6 Responses

  1. Marilyn Hazelton Says:

    Very nice!

  2. Gaby Bedetti Says:

    For me, the repetition of "water" is itself like an act of erosion. The parallel structure of the last two lines reminds me of Psalms.

  3. Anna Says:

    yes, how to release resentment, once it it caught…like the commom cold, it makes us feel terrible…
    the answer is intriguing: as wind disperses water, not as water itself, but as droplets, vapour, …but slow enough, not like rainfall, like the slow erosion of stone, smoothened out …
    wonderful and philosophical

  4. Pravat Says:

    Very poetic and philosophical!

    a lone myna
    high in the sky
    the kite
    descends on its weight
    holding the silent wind

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit:Cattails, April 2017

    I scream
    in the vacuum of loneliness
    and talk to myself
    reading the pages of remembrance
    with a request wind to reply my voice

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: LYNX, Vol XXVII, Feb 2012

  5. Autumn Says:

    Thank you all for your thoughtful reading and responses to my haiga. Standing on the shore of Lake Superior (where I took this photo) is like standing before Jung?s Collective Unconscious. It is a place of fathomless depth and expanse, where Psalm and philosophy intertwine with symbol and spirit to beget great questions, answers and meaning. . .

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I guess the first step is knowing that you've caught it. Philosophical haiku.


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