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Sunday, March 09, 2008

HAIKU in Response to One Single Impression Prompt of 3-9-08


she limps to get the door
for the lady with a walker
sunlight enters

Not an uncommon type of interaction, here in my new home in a California retirement community. (Quite different from being out and about in busy New York city.)

The prompt at One Single Impression this week is "kindness." I highly recommend you visit to read the full prompt and check out others' intriguing responses (scroll down to a listing of links you can click on).

Image: The Sun card in The Maroon Tarot.

P.S. of March 12: Just ran across this -- "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." -- Dalai Lama

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

Roswila

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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18 Comments:

At 9:45 PM , Blogger Quiet Paths said...

The epitome of kindness. Just great. Glad to hear you are all settled.

 
At 4:29 AM , Blogger Krissie said...

I read the word on the card..slonce and could not believe it was in polish - it means sun...so you read in polish patricia? Image fits those words well.

 
At 7:13 AM , Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Marvelous, Roswila! What an image. Thanks for joining in this week.
Writing in Faith: Poems

 
At 11:36 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi Krissie,

Well, I'm part Polish but don't read it. (Irish with a little English on one side; Polish/German/Russian Jewish on the other :-D, so I'm a mutt.) The Maroon deck is fairly well known among Tarot enthusiasts online. And even if not, I'd have known what card it was from either the design or the number XIX (both of which reference The Sun card). It's a beautiful and unusual deck that I hope to add to my collection some day.

And Hi Sandy!

It's always a treat to participate in the prompt.

 
At 2:52 PM , Blogger STP said...

What a wonderfully unique direction; that the person who is less than perfect still can help someone else.

 
At 3:01 PM , OpenID gardenpath said...

Just the way life should be, too!

 
At 6:03 PM , Blogger tumblewords said...

Love it! Kindness and sunshine just go together! Nice post!

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

these words are the essence of kindness!

 
At 10:38 AM , Anonymous Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Patricia, on the first read I paused after the first line - and interpreted it as the first woman opening her own door to let the second one in for a visit... bringing sunshine into her life... but reading it without the pause, I see what others read.. Both speak volumes! Love this!

 
At 11:34 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hm, yes, Marcia, the way you first read it can certainly be there. This is one of the many things I love about poetry. The different things each reader brings to it enriches a piece. :-)

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger LittleWing said...

i love the concept of opening a door and letting in sunlight... it is a beauty of a ku...

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger Pearl said...

Nice capture of moment Rosila.

 
At 8:33 PM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

True kindness. Thats what I call this. Great photo!
Can it get any worse than this?

 
At 8:31 AM , OpenID liquidquick said...

as the door closes
the transformation begins
a lovely flower

 
At 6:28 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I find that thse who suffer will show more kindness to others who do too. Have we so little empathy for others around us?
Wonderful piece, Roswila.

 
At 12:13 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi spacedlaw,

That's something I think about a lot, the issue of empathy. I remember being told as a child not to be so upset when I was worried about someone/thing else. It can also lead to feeling hurt if that empathy is rejected/denied by the other. And more...but this is not the forum to go into all my musings on this. Suffice it to say I think we are all born (except maybe for some rare brain and/or bio-chemical problems) very empathic. And, for whatever reasons (again I have too many thoughts on it to share here as to why), the world will tend to teach us not to honor our basic empathic responses. But I do believe it lives in us all still.

 
At 3:26 AM , Blogger storyteller said...

sitting together
stories shared … laughter follows
joyful remembrance

Hugs and blessings,

 
At 11:20 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Thank you, storyteller. :-)

 

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