"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, February 17, 2013

Magpie 156 Stormy Weather


Life is a challenge
For those who brave this tempestuous life
Seeking safe harbor
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Upheaval and tempests
Winds howl and floodwaters surround them
Looking for the light

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25 comments:

Sandee said...

Very nicely done.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Celia said...

Love your poetry.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed them - especially the first.

Laurie Kolp said...

I really like the first one.

Book Dilettante said...

Makes me think of the song, Stormy Weather....It's raining all the time.

Nice take on the poem.

Helen said...

Oh so nice .........

Stormy Weather? Not on our side of the mountain ... it's been spring-like since the holidays! Don't even have to go indoors to do the walking thing.

Leovi said...

Yes, I hope that this vital challenge to reach a good result.

L said...

A nice marriage of words and image.

Tess Kincaid said...

Well done...leaving with the song in my head...

Catfish Tales said...

Life is quite the navigational experience, that's for sure!

izzy said...

You can see the ice , plus wind- is tempestuous! but take heart,
Spring IS on the way!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Sometimes the fewest words say the most. Funny....I hadn't noticed the storm clouds until now. Seemed stuck on those trees....

messymimi said...

"Those who brave this tempestuous life..."

Brings so much to mind, i love the idea of seeking through the tempest.

Susan Lindquist said...

Well done on this one ... both writes work well with the image and definitely make a point - no words wasted and flow is nice ...

kaykuala said...

Life can never be smooth sailing all along. Reap whatever is sowed. Nicely Kathe!

Hank

Tumblewords: said...

It does look like a challenge - nicely posed!

Berowne said...

Wistful and somber; nicely done...

SueAnn Lommler said...

Aren't we all...looking for that opening!!
Loved this
Hugs
SueAnn

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I really love it...goes perfectly with the picture :)

Sue said...

Your words suit the prompt perfectly!

=)

Stephen Hayes said...

Perfect words for this picture.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great haiku..perfect voice for the image. I especially like the first one.

Carrie Burtt said...

Stormy weather....this picture does have that feel doesn't it Kathe....great write! :-)

Kutamun said...

Like moths to the flame ! , good one Kathe

Helena said...

Oh, for the search of that light! Enjoyed these!