Saturday, December 02, 2006

Close, Closer, Closest

Autumn afternoon
Leaves creating rust carpet
Quiet hangs on branches

Silent guard watches
Squirrels gather winter food
One leaf dances by


Elephant trunk speaks
Who wanders through sacred ground
Autumn afternooon

For more takes on "Close, Closer, Closest" check out One Deep Breath. Photos were taken in Ringwood, New Jersey.

14 comments:

susanlavonne said...

This is so cleverly written and photographed! I especially like the line "Who wanders through sacred ground."

jzr said...

Lovely photos and haiku!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I very much like how you've doe the close up there in both the photo and the writing. I also love the 'face' in that tree tunk!

Roswila said...

Unique to progress a series this way (at least in my experience). Fabulous photos. Cool sense of humor, yet including that sense of the sacred. Nice work, IMHO.

paris parfait said...

That is one amazing tree!I like how you bring the photo closer and closer. And your haiku troika is a perfect complement!

Becca said...

That tree has an amazing face! I loved the haiku that go with it - especially the "silent guard" watching squirrles gather food.

Well done!

-llm. said...

Love the photos. Love the haiku. Wonderful imagery!

Bice said...

Clever work here. Loved how you use the same photo just kept moving closer with each closer ku. Nice series... and yes, I saw the elephants trunk in that tree. Great photos.

Tammy said...

So many goodies here! That tree trunk is amazing but your poetry brings the trees to life. Well done!

cloudscome said...

Wow I love the progression here - and particularly enjoy the third haiku & photo. Good eye!

Endment said...

I simply love this post
great job

LauraHinNJ said...

I really like how you brought us closer with each pic and haiku!

Sandy said...

I like your imagination. You could expand these three poems into a children's book about that tree!

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