"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Magpie 95 Letting go.........




image by Mostafa Habibi

Future floats
In front of a buried past
Let waves erase





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24 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice sentiment and said in an elegant way. Where ever did you find that second photo... did you take that? If so, WHERE is it. ha.

Other Mary said...

Oh, outstanding; not one word wasted.

Kathe W. said...

Margaret-
yes I did take the second photo - this past September we were in Edinburgh Scotland and there he was in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art not far from our B and B and you can see more pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/katheworsley/6132336264/in/set-72157627635451740

enjoy! and thanks for your nice comments! Kathe W.

anthonynorth said...

This was is so deep. nicely done.

Stafford Ray said...

So true, a haiku. Thank you!
It seems Tess has been in Scotland too!

thingy said...

This is an excellent haiku. Great insight.

Catfish Tales said...

YES!

Helen said...

That's pretty deep, my friend!

robkistner said...

poignant Kathe...

Laurie Kolp said...

Such wise words... beautiful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, however did you find that second photo? Blew me away for a minute.
Love your haiku.
Oh, I see you found him in Edinburgh, of all places. Whodathunkit? So you look at the prompt and think, oh yes, just like that guy in Edinburgh by the BnB.
Well, I still say "wow"!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathe: Synch! To find a matching sculpture piece is too too much! Love it! And so deep this haiku. Water does erase the past; oh YES!

Martin said...

I like it. There is only the here and now.

Cad said...

Brilliant!

kaykuala said...

Great verse Kathe! Sets one thinking what could have been and what's in store. Utilizing the second pic is brilliant!

Hank

izzy said...

Sometimes the present has to repeat itself, in order to show truth!
thanks.

Isabel Doyle said...

Perfect. The whole secret is in letting go ...

Lyn said...

Truer words have not been spoken..and the second buried man...is this a trend??

Kathe W. said...

Lyn- nope just synchronicity striking once again. I took the second photo in Edinburgh this past September!

Doctor FTSE said...

Well haikued again, Kath.

Brian Miller said...

nice i accept oh zen master...smiles...

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes! And they will.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Superb!

Anna :o]

susan m hinckley said...

I loved the last line especially. So nicely written. And thanks for the second photo!