one woman's terrifying and glorious leap off the cliff of midlife
I'm not a fan of this form, but this one is just pretty cool.
I've enough bad haiku to feel the same way, Shay. Fortunately, I have met some amazing poets who do this form justice. I do what I can. Thank you, gurlfriend.
smiles...sometimes there has to be a breaking for the seeds to find light to grow you know....i like that there is a grin in the end as well...you dont always get that in the breaking...or realize it til after
Very happy to hear from you, friend. I love the fall. I am grinning.
Love those sticky stains.. can tell a lot....
I am spellbound at the use of this fruit in this form of poetry. When I was a kid, I'd beak them open and eat the erils, these days, it's better to buy the juice. Of course the 'sticky dye stains grins' were more like 'Oh crap! cringes' when was wearing a white shirt! Good take on the prompt La Tonya!
Thanks Shawn, the truth is I've been reading and writing haiku on and off for years. I love the form and appreciate the poets who do it well even more.
Excellent use of the picture to add more depth to this already worthy poem
Hi Glynis, I almost always write a piece first and later find an image unless of course, it's a writing prompt and we're given a picture. Welcome to Black and Gray.
I love the idea of busting a dream wide open and relishing the potential in it-not packing it carefully away out of fear of what might or might not happen. "sticky dye stains grin" I loved this LaTonya!
Oh, those telltale stains!Shoving Autumn Back
Your first line is captivating...great image. I didn't research but assume pomegranates go with autumn? I don't know. Love the fresh scent of them. Wonderful haiku.
We ate them late summer early fall.
Good to see you hère at Carpe Diem LaTonya and with a truly wonderfully composed haiku ... pomegranates sliced open just like dreams do when you awake. A little gem ... I hope to see you here again.
Kristjann, I love what you do at your site even though I don't participate often. I look forward to changing that. And thank you. Glad you enjoy my offering. Your commitment and posts inspire me to try harder, to respect the essence and form.
Oh I love the sticky, dyed grin! So happy to see you are back to CD!
Such brilliant imagery! So evocative. Now I am hungry.
A tasty, descriptive haiku.
I find the imagery strangely delightful. It must be the sticky grin line. Thank you for linking up!
Love the vivid imagery. Dreams are messy but delicious.
Really Unique, and a very deep Haiku! Nice
Dreams clawed open - that just grabbed me and won't let me go.
I love haiku (sorry Fireblossom!) and this one is just gorgeous!
Lovely! I really love pomegranate (though they are a bit of a pain haha) and the seeds are so beautiful like gems
Sharp and sweet all in one little package.
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