Sunday, July 21, 2013

Down in the Deep South where foamy lands ...



...tug at my heart strings..


amidst summer's rot,
hazy sun illuminates
tepid dark passage..

The irresistible Rafa over yonder somewhere challenges us with the Haiku Monday prompt of BAYOU. Find your inner, slow moving swampiness and come play with us if interested.

Faded memories..
Undulating dark debths hint
of past summer dreams.


ashes to waters..
still, dark and embracing hug
at peace, forever.


Well, and enough about descending into murky debths. I'm taking the time to fly away with Eric Whitacre's virtual choir of almost 6000 singers. It's worth listening to. My youngest son's voice is one of the 6000. I can hear his voice clearly.. :-)




20 comments:

LX said...

I like the swamp and bayou country. I grew up in Southeast Texas, which is overlapped by the Cajun culture and geography of Louisiana.

[not and entry]

gators and herons.
cicadas and fireflies.
warm, still, humid night.

foam said...

I've been to southeast Texas. Your haiku says it all.

laughingwolf said...

lovely :)

...if interested, you can look up cicada recipes, online... apparently delish ;)

foam said...

Yum! Sounds crunchy! :-)

LX said...

Plus, they're easy to peel!

PS: How's the recovery going?

foam said...

And they almost look like shrimp that way!
Recovery? All I can sat right now is that I don't take something for wound pain quite as often anymore. In a little over a week I come out of this splint and will have a cast put on. I'm not quite sure how long I will be in a cast.
I never realized how active I was until I literally had my foot knocked out from under me.

Rafael said...

These are Aaaahmazing, Foam!

Am I plum crazy (you don't have to answer that...I'm quite aware, thank you) or did I miss your third entry?

I was totally loving your "tepid dark passage", till I was washed in the whole of your third 'ku...just beautiful!

The choir is definitely worth a listen... mothers are quite gifted with their selective hearing, yes?

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Rafa

P.S. to LX... that, sir, is a perfect 'ku ...thanks for the offering, even if just for giggles. :D

foam said...

Thanks Rafa! The third haiku is a bit personal. I did take all of these photos. As of right now, I'm still undecided if I should enter it.

Rafael said...

OYE!!! In my rush, I forgot to comment on the pictures!!!!

They, also, are Aaaaahmazing. Again, the last one that goes with your third is awe inspiring.

I could tell it was personal, as it gave me chills. I understand if you don't want it entered.

Time to get some lunch, before jury reconvenes...:(

Rafa

Carol said...

Yep, haiku and photos = way more than a thousand and eleven words.

Still loving the beautiful choir. Really? You can hear your son's voice among so many others? I don't know which voice is his, but they all are like angels.

foam said...

Sure I can hear my son's voice. Like Rafa said .. It's my super selective hearing .. :-). And perhaps it's just that I can hear the tenor 1 part clearly since I did sing that part but never submitted it.

Carol said...

And you didn't submit it because why, Ms Foamie???

I just KNEW that song was missing a voice!

X. Dell said...

Impressive list of credits. Interesting visual concept. Could you see your #2 son clearly?

I'm glad he got in the project.

BTW, I'm more partial to creeks than swamps. The latter make me itch.

X. Dell said...

Impressive list of credits. Interesting visual concept. Could you see your #2 son clearly?

I'm glad he got in the project.

BTW, I'm more partial to creeks than swamps. The latter make me itch.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Foam,

Very nice! All 3 fit so well. Hope your legs feeling better.

@LX: Good one Sir.

foam said...

X.
Sure I could see him clearly .. as his name in the credits.. :-)

Karl,
Thanks! And the leg is feeling better.

63mago said...

The river of my childhood was muchmuch colder.
I always liked a certain part of the year when the water went back from the flooding and large puddles were still in the fields and meadows - and the merciless blue sky of early spring was reflected in them.
These images are still in my head and when I see something like that in February or March at a creek here it transports me back in time. To my amazement I found the colours in the North again.

foam said...

Hallo Mago!
These dark waters are more specifically the waters of my dad and has 14 other siblings. They used to swim in it. Can you imagine? Not in a million years would I even put a toe in it. I did live down there for a little bit and I actually own land down there. However, if I remember waters from my youth it would be the Gelterswoog... :-).

63mago said...

No, never - freiwillig I would not swim in there! I want to see the ground.
I would not trust the whole thing. When one grows up there it will be very different, but for me - it rings all alarm bells.
I had to google Gelterswoog (link) - and from the pics and my own experience I think I know it. Of course I have never been to Lautre, but I spent a part of my youth and later years in similar surroundings: Am Baggersee in der Nähe von Heilbronn oder am Ellersthäuser See in Unterfranken. Als Kind, als heranwachsender Idiot, als Erwachsener ... our memories may be different a lot, but the surroundings may be very similar.
Hope your foot is getting better by the minute!


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Ich würde NIE in so ein Wasser springen. Und ich war ein guter Springer, im (Frei-)Bad und an manchen Ufern von Flüssen, die ich kannte.

foam said...

Heranwachsender Idiot .. das war Ich auch :-)
Und Ich war auch am Baggersee und im warmfreibad .. und im Hallenbad .. :-). I
can't remember where that baggersee was anymore though. On the Gelterswoog, I was a member of the Paddlergilde. I used to kayak.
Anywho, I'm with you on the swimming in murky waters.
I'm assuming the foot is doing what it's supposed to do under that splint.

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