Thursday, February 25, 2010

While walking


in whipping wind
a palm frond squawk-squawks:
new kind of crow

37 comments:

Yvonne said...

Nice Haiku, Tricia.

Funny....I was walking yesterday and took a similar picture, but looking up at wintering Queen Anne's Lace.

VR Barkowski said...

Beautiful haiku and the photo is magic. Makes me feel as though I'm lying on my back looking up at the trees - something I love to do.

Tamika: said...

You have an elegant way with words.

Donna said...

Yay, you kept your haiku promise to us. Lying under wind-blown palms gives me a feeling of flight.

Catherine Denton said...

I can certainly imagine the whipping wind! Seems we've had lots of it lately. This Haiku is full of imagery. Loved it!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yvonne: Like minds. :D

VR: Thanks. These palms, Queen, I think, are so very, very tall. They tower, but I noticed these two leaning towards each other and couldn't resist the shot.

Thank you, Tamika! Elegant is a mighty fine word to bestow. :)

Donna: I believe in promises and dreams and wishes and flying. ;)

Thank you, Catherine! I love playing with imagery.

Yat-Yee said...

Love this.

Elle Strauss said...

Lovely.

PJ Hoover said...

It's perfect, Tricia!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yat-Yee & Elle & PJ---Thank you so much, friends!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Tricia--I have a feeling you talked about using all of your senses to observe the world around you at the conference you just went to. :-)

Terresa said...

You are a poet. Do you know it?

:)

Bish Denham said...

Yes! Palms can squawk-squawk. Oh...and I've given you an AWARD Tricia. Come on and check it out.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I have a plan frond in the opening scene of my WIP! :)
No crows though. :(

Lisa and Laura said...

Ok, it's been way too long since I've seen a palm tree. I love your posts because they make me feel like I've been on a walk with you!

B.J. Anderson said...

Great picture and nice haiku!

Nisa said...

Your words perfectly match that image. I love it!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sharon: This panel was speaking primarily about place, but I have always found that being in nature makes me hyper aware of my senses. Almost as though they are awakened, renewed.

Terresa: hee-hee. Wonderful words from you--an amazing poet.

Bish: I knew you would have heard them speak. ;) I'll be on over, thank you.

Karen: One year during a West Nile outbreak all the crows disappeared. It was very eerie not to see them around, strutting and cawing.

LiLa: I love to think you are along for my walks. :)

Thanks BJ!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks Nisa!

Tess said...

You do haiku

hey, that rhymes :D

you do it well.

Solvang Sherrie said...

We've been having fun with haiku in this house. You do it much better than we do!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I can hear it! I can hear it!!!

Jsut beautiful, Tricia. And the photograph? Stunning.

I long to see a palm tree right now. To hear it swishing in the wind...a new kind of crow. ;)

MG Higgins said...

Really lovely, Tricia. You are a haiku queen!

Liza said...

I was sitting at the beach today, without my camera, looking at three rows of different colored clouds and I thought of Tricia, who loves the sky. I don't know palm trees, so this helped me learn.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Tess: Ha! I love that, thanks.

Sherrie: How wonderful you are playing with haiku. I love the way it lets me give a flash picture of something in nature.

Carolina: Yay, you made my day! I'm glad I brought it to you.

Mel: Aw, shucks. Should I get a tiara?

Liza: Oh, I'm honored you thought of me when looking at the sky. Palm trees come in so many varieties, but these were the super tall ones.

Robyn Campbell said...

Nice haiku Pat. I ain't kidding. =)

I have started my foray into the lovely world of haiku. Maybe after a while, I shall share some with you. ONLY YOU! =)

Happy weekend.

storyqueen said...

so cool.

Can you see the face in the clouds?

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Shelley: Oh my, I hadn't seen that face until you sent me looking for it. Very defined lips and big nose--a giant of sorts.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn! I didn't see you there. You must've been hiding. Come out, come out and whisper your haiku.
Happy weekend to you, too.

Angela said...

Great pic and Haiku. I can just picture then waving in the wind, creaking and swishing. Those things are so TALL!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Angela: Thank you--wonderful praise from you! They are so tall. I once watched a tree trimmer, who was a native of Samoa, get stuck when he went up. It was scary for a bit but he made it down okay.

Susan Fields said...

Beautiful picture - makes me excited for summer weather and blue skies (palm trees would be nice, too...)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Welcome, Susan! Summer's on the way. :D

Julie Dao said...

Gorgeous picture as always. The sight of palm trees makes my heart long for summer someplace warm and bright. Love the haiku - I can see the trees swaying in the wind.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Julie. Thank you!

Daisy Whitney said...

Love your haiku! Great photo too

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Daisy: Thank you so much! *waves*