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Tuesday 8 February 2011

3 Haiku

they know the inner life
perhaps more feebly than ourselves -
dolphins jays and chimps

breast cancer explosion
such a beautiful image
juxtaposed in the news

toppled by the wind
contents spilt      iced to the ground -
the recycle bins


Anonymous said...

i love this david- especially the 2nd one! here's mine in case you have not read~ http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/broken-home/

CiCi said...

Some areas are so windy that the large trash containers are toppled over as well. High winds are becoming more common an occurrence than ever before.

Louise said...

If I had to say a favourite, it would be the first one. Humanity has forgotten so much!

Windsmoke. said...

I had a fantastic experience with Dolphins a few years back on the Queenscliffe to Sorrento ferry. Mum, bub and dad were swimming beside the ferry without a care in the world it was like we were being escorted, it was just magical watching them :-).

Dave King said...

Thanks Everyone
As the haiku is supposed to begin with what they term "the haiku moment", I would have to say the second one has it for me. It was a real intake of breath moment, seeing a beautiful image and then realising what it was. Our main hospital has a series of such micro-photographs (not necessarily breast cancer) around the walls of the waiting room. They are all of nasty things - and are gorgeous. They say that some patients are helped considerably by thinking of their ilness as something beautiful.

Conda Douglas said...

The third one is the most powerful, to me.