Friday, May 27, 2011

flowers may

Street vendor caisson
Secret of life in full bloom
Flowering wind chimes


photo by the Seeberger Brothers - Jules (1872-1932) Louis (1874-1946) and Henri (1876-1956)

And, as always, all 17 syllables picked for 'recuerda mi corazon', exclusive home of Haiku My Heart

9 Comments:

Blogger Fran aka Redondowriter said...

So profound in the simplicity of the black and white photo and your exquisite words. I'm going to go view your character sketch.

5/28/2011 12:29 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Simple, yet complex. Profound. Old photos of street scenes have always intrigued me. I try to imagine myself in that time and place.

5/28/2011 1:37 AM  
Blogger Marit said...

Occaisonly I have difficulties with finding the words in English (I'm from the Netherlands)and then I saw Cheryl's comment. Yes, that's the word I was looking for. Profound. And beautiful.

5/28/2011 4:01 AM  
Blogger foxysue said...

This is such a poignant image and message Phil, full of symbolism, a classic!

Thank you,

Sue x

5/28/2011 4:57 AM  
Blogger Spadoman said...

First of all, wonderful photo. I love the haiku. Makes me think the vendor has secrets and knows the beauty that are her flowers. I believe she is sending fate to everyone that buys a bunch. Very nice.

peace

5/28/2011 6:31 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

i love the stark juxtaposition of this old woman in austere dark clothes tied to the unabashed blooming of fresh flowers. that they are united, her slow steps pushing youth before her, a solemn procession marks the passing of time...as a trolley rolls by with ease. so personal, yet universal, this glimpse of mortality.

i always look forward to your haiku, the way you lead us into the thought provoking terrain of profound.

thank you...

5/28/2011 10:08 AM  
Blogger Margaret Pangert said...

I am always awestruck at your writings, Phil! The secret of life: yes, to revel in the joy of flowers in bloom, and for the lady selling them, the ability to carry on, spring after spring...

5/28/2011 8:46 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

You picked some good syllables.

5/28/2011 10:43 PM  
Blogger Jingle Poetry said...

stunning Haiku.

impressive talent on this poetry.


Welcome join poetry potluck week 37 today,

Share your poetry, enjoy some encouragements..

Bless your MondaY!

As always, your poetry is sunshine to us!

XOXOX

5/31/2011 12:01 AM  

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