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Postby Mlou » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:12 pm

Mother Earth's backbone
showing through her earthen skin,
solid, enduring.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:03 am

Of water or earth,
all creatures seek the sunlight
with primeval urge.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby luminosity » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:50 pm

i like the image of Mother Earth's backbackbone, mlou...cool :)
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Postby snowbird » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:02 pm

Hey guys, where'd you go?
I was just kidding around.
Can we still be friends? :-D
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:01 pm

Ahhhh, a senryu!
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Postby snowbird » Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:50 am

Meet me at the bridge,
where time spans the endless ages,
and we will choose life.

Hey, Mlou, senryu?, a new language? :-D
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:31 am

Hah, snow! A senryu is a "haiku" that doesn't include nature. Like yours above. :)


Walkway or great span,
bridges are the connections
we build toward each other.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Power of Cheese » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:49 pm

Great Haiku Mlou! Gosh, you have a great muse! Can I borrow him/her?
"Space is deep, man is small, and time is his relentless enemy" L. Ron Hubbard
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"It's hard to dance when the floor keeps moving"...
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:58 pm

Cheese, happy to see you dropping in! :-D Actually, the muse is she...my cat, who helps me run the computer and printer and cannot resist my big square soft eraser that sits on the desk. She's forever stealing it away.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:12 am

armored warrior
patroling my garden paths...
vigilant mantis
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby snowbird » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:11 pm

Can't get anything out of the pic today. This was all I could work out.

Arms folded, beware;
As his attitude of prayer
belies a quick snare.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:29 pm

Wow..a rhyming haiku! I think you may have started a new trend. :-D
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Postby Mlou » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:37 am

Ah, discarded rose,
what grand occasion did you
mark in your splendor?
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Postby snowbird » Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:47 pm

Abandoned and crushed;
by other's violent shame
decency is mocked.

Dark vibes today :evil:
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Postby snowbird » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:38 am

Ah, sweet memories,
nostalgic for bygone days.
Love's awakening.

Spent a year in the quiet majesty of Monument Valley. Husband proposed to me in the middle of the desert during a rain storm. :-D
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Postby Mlou » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:59 am

Nice, snow!

Dark, fearsome tower
that rises in the desert...
what spirit dwells there?
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Postby luminosity » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:21 pm

Just as ominous as your PIM today, mlou...been watching horror movies? :twisted:

Perch in the desert,
waiting for birds to alight--
take a rest from flight.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:24 pm

lol, lumin. Dark vibes are shimmering in the air!! Beware!!

On quiet waters,
reflections as if painted
on liquid canvas.


On the pool, stillness
and reflections lingering
until ripples stir.


Darkling woodland pools,
stir with life we cannot see...
a watery world.


Look through clear water
to find small minnows darting,
quicksilver ribbons.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby luminosity » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:19 pm

So serious, mlou! (but also beautiful) :-D

Secluded water--
mocking modesty--it's a
skinny-dip for me!

:D

Peaceful forest pool
where animals come to drink--
I sit...watch...and think.

(I can't seem to help rhyming when I write these quickly...lol)
Ok...here's one that doesn't rhyme...

A ripple of life
stirring the tranquil surface
fades like an echo
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby snowbird » Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:01 am

Monday's Haiku

I see your shadow
everywhere I turn to look.
Shadows deceive me.

Today's

Chippendale I'm not,
but I am a little flirt
if it's food you've got.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:14 pm

Wise little chipmunk
stuffing your cheek pouches now
with autumn's bounty.


One striped chipmunk
busy harvesting autumn's
corn-ucopia.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby luminosity » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:58 pm

Cheery chipmunk chews,
chattering as he's chomping--
chubby-cheeked charmer!

(Silly, I know... :P )
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:01 pm

cheeez! :roll:
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:26 am

Gray fingers of night
reaching across the sky to
put the day to bed.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:04 am

Summer dusk lingers
but when October arrives
night falls with a thud.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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