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Sunday, March 02, 2008

HAIGA: Reponse to One Single Impression Prompt of 3/2/08

open curtains/the old palm bows and rises/bows and rises


Sadly, One Deep Breath will no longer be offering a weekly prompt. I just want to take this opportunity to again thank both Jennifer and Susan for all their work with One Deep Breath. However, the good news is that a new site will be continuing in its tradition, ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION, where you can see the full prompt for this week, along with all the creative responses.

By the way, One Single Impression's prompt for this week is "change." Certainly appropriate under the circumstances, and also for me personally. I moved cross-country to California just three and a half weeks ago, and am in the midst of even more change and adjustment -- hopefully as gracefully as that palm I saw. :-)

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

Roswila

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT.

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20 Comments:

At 2:02 PM , Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Good luck with your move and all the adjustments.

Wonderful poem. I always enjoy your blog.

 
At 2:12 PM , Blogger Sian said...

Serenity in the face of change. Inspirational stuff.

 
At 4:51 PM , Blogger Quiet Paths said...

I really like the idea of what can happen when one opens their curtains! Best of wishes in your new home.

 
At 5:14 PM , Blogger Eva Yaa Asantewaa said...

I keep thinking that the move to California has been the breath of grace to your creativity. Your poetry is better than ever!

Continued blessings,
Eva :-)

 
At 5:14 PM , Blogger Krissie said...

atricia - its funny how the prompt reflects your change too, I thought of you when the post came up and thats why I popped in here to see what you'd written. I havent thought of mine yet...off to think... krissie

 
At 5:26 PM , Blogger Andrée said...

You are a brave soul to move so far to such a new world. I only moved two states away and even though I wanted it with all of my heart and soul, I was immensely homesick for quite a long time (for my kids and what we used to do together, not for the state). So take it easy, feel those emotions.

And you are well on the way: I feel the sway and I can hear the "swish" of a palm in the breeze. This is beautiful.
My change is here. Thank you.

 
At 5:34 PM , Blogger tumblewords said...

Nice work! Glad to see you've arrived and in the process of settling. I lived in Santa Barbara once for a bit a long time ago!

 
At 7:31 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Yes, it was a huge move. And in the past few days the enormity of it all is finally settling in ... I've been exhausted and a bit on the blue side. Tonight I had a nice chat with a new friend about nothing in particular and that lifted my flagging spirits. But above all I do know now for certain this was the right move, at the right time.

I'm living in Goleta, btw. I haven't gotten in to Santa Barbara yet (I did on my visit here last fall and it is a beautiful city). There's a quick weekly van trip in to S.B. for shoppping which I'll do soon, I think.

Was out later than usual the other night and, oh, the wonderful frog chorus! It's encouraging given how threatened frogs are now as a species.

 
At 11:45 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Bets of luck with the adapting to a new place!
I love the repeating line and the visuals the piece summons.

 
At 12:17 AM , Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderfully evocative haiku, enjoy California!

 
At 4:44 PM , Blogger paisley said...

very nice use of repetition.. i don't often see it in a haiku....

 
At 8:19 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Yes, I agree, I have seen repetition used in haiku but so rarely I can't recall whose they were. I really hesitated to repeat like this. But it was the single impression I had, so I went with it hoping the moment would come across in the repetition (as opposed to being disrupted by it).

 
At 4:06 AM , Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is amazing to me that you can even think poem with what would be chaos in your life right now. Good job.

 
At 8:28 AM , Anonymous Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Palm trees are repetitive in CA and FL, so it feels right to have it in your haiku. Moves across country are great, aren't they, Patricia!

 
At 1:35 PM , OpenID gardenpath said...

I have been wondering which place you chose. Great poem, and good luck in your new life on the other side of the country.
Sandy

 
At 10:00 AM , Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

those words have such a dreamy quality...makes me want to fall asleep watching that palm sway.

it is wonderful to hear that you are settling in your new home

 
At 2:22 PM , Blogger LittleWing said...

beautiful...

 
At 7:13 AM , Blogger Raven said...

Hi Roswila,

Thank you for dropping by Raven's Nest. Your haiku is exquisite. Such a subtle yet strong image.

Congratulations on your move. I'm sure California will be rich in inspiration.

 
At 2:52 PM , Blogger Yolanda said...

I really enjoyed this and all that it inspires you to think about.

 
At 5:04 AM , Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

Your poem has a mesmersing feel to it, like the old metronome, pacing out music rhythms.

Beautiful!

Gemma

 

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