Day two of the Daily Post’s Haiku challenge from Krista, here is Tuesday’s entry.
Golden leaves glowing
Japanese Katsura tree
shines in autumn light
I haven’t tried the Daily Prompt at WordPress before, but somehow today it touched me, so I’m having a try. Michelle W. says . . .
‘Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SEVEN.’
I decided to haiku, here are my attempts.
By seeking inside
first nurture and love yourself
then love you will attract
Bursting from my skin
searing, I must be alive
all consuming pain
Tiniest new growth
changing each new day
girl child brings me joy
Stillness of the dawn
a golden hour full of peace
before the world awakes
Never far away
somewhere someone nears death
may it be timely
No more oppression
human struggle for an end
Open wide your heart
abundance is yours, accept
always be thankful
See more over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/daily-prompt-seven/
Sara Rosso has chosen Up this week. I knew this was familiar and sure enough some of us have been UP before. Here is mine from 2011 http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/ I still love my laughing Arabian!
To join in this time go to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/ and add your entry.
This time I’ll show you one just snapped at the park.
and one to make you rush! If they rang you had to get up really quickly!
If I had my choice I would only have one season – summer, like Cat Bird in Oman has! Having said that, it’s December and we have only had two or three frosts so far. Cheri Lucas at The Daily Post has asked us to share a picture that means changing season to us, but I couldn’t think how so I’m posting all four seasons.
Sara Rosso says `Foreign. While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which is out of place in general.’
To at least one blogging friend this isn’t foreign and I know that a fair few of my visitors live there!
If you would like to join in visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/weekly-photo-challenge-foreign/
This is what they have to say about the challenge this week over at The Daily Post .
Everyday Life. This challenge is all about people and the things they do every day: working, eating, drinking, chatting, dreaming, walking, exercising, or any of those things we do all the time without really thinking about it. Take a walk around your neighbourhood, or around the streets where you work or study, and take a look at the people you see.You might think that your neighbourhood isn’t very interesting, but imagine that you’re giving a guided tour to someone from the other side of the world—what’s normal for you might be extraordinary to them.
This weeks photo challenge over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/weekly-photo-challenge-dreaming/ is dreaming. They suggest a shot with an other worldly sense of escapism created with a long exposure. Mine was only a one second exposure but taken later than the hour before sunset that they suggested, and I have de-saturated it a bit because the street furniture is actually brightly coloured at night. I hope it has an ethereal effect with its ghostly shadows.
I spent half an hour around a gang of teenage boys at the ramps who were swearing and well, a bit rough around the edges. I was conscious that I had an expensive camera and found it quite intimidating. So my shots didn’t turn out very well because it was getting dark, but you can still see them launching from the ground!
After a while some of these guys came over to ask why I was taking photos. They had never been photographed in action before, can you believe it? Anyway they seemed to decide I was okay and then started to show off their skills even more. I don’t understand how manage they to turn themselves and skateboard upside down and not only land with their feet back on the board again but to do it without breaking their necks!
Dido and Daisy aren’t too keen on snow!
Also have a look at these great interpretations of winter:-