Sunday, February 24, 2008

ink

ink spilling with
words of uncertainy
switch to pencil

black ink in swift strokes
sign on the dotted line
life-changing eventquill perched
in perfect ink well
blank parchment

cannot refuse
marriage of pen & paper
words slip through



one deep breath

15 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Nice selection here, I specially like two and three

spacedlaw said...

I love the third one best. And the picture.

lissa said...

I like the first one. sometimes you gotta use pencils.

tumblewords said...

Love these - each one thoughtful and true!

Sandy Carlson said...

That last stanza caught me by surprise. I like these very much. I like what you have done with commitment (ink) and uncertainty!
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Andrée said...

The last haiku really struck me: words slipping through the pen to paper. It reminds me of how I describe learning to my students (in mathematics): it goes from the paper to your pencil and up to your brain. Yours is in reverse, is poetic, is beautiful. It got to me very strongly. Our submission can be found here. Thank you for visiting.

paisley said...

all lovely... i am drawn to the "blank parchment"... guess i always am.....

UL said...

oh beautiful, really very nice...

jem said...

I really like the quill one. As you suggest there is something so perfect about that image that one could get lost admiring and never writing.

watermaid said...

The first one really speaks to me - I always do crosswords in pencil in case I'm wrong. There is something delicious about a blank sheet of paper, and when that paper becomes parchment and the pen a quill, it's utterly romantic.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

ooooohhhh....I love this penned haiku! excellent! xx, JP/deb

bellamocha said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
Thank you:)

Quiet Paths said...

These all move together very well and the photo fits perfectly. They evoke so many pictures in my mind.

noahthegreat said...

I like the first one, but I hate pencils.

Erasing what you wrote doesn't change that you wrote it.

AnnieElf said...

The last was a true "ah" moment as I read it.