I don't rightfully know what compelled me to begin the start of a write-up with pencil and paper!
I never do that.
Can you read it? No? Okay, I'll rewrite it, but don't expect it to be exactly the same.
I picked out my favorite haiku from each participant:
Doom: Kissing a Woman
it's not what she says
just listen to what she does
to unlock her heart
Dang, Doomster... This one is positively swoon worthy. If I wasn't such a sensible old biddy afraid of breaking a joint or two I might have actually swooned too. ;-)
Swaying with the tide
Quiet's blossom orchestrates
Tranquility in motion
How so very peaceful, Rafa. I can almost feel the gentle rhythm of the water. If I wasn't worried about something nipping my hiney, I might have felt like floating away in peaceful bliss to become one with the blossoms.
Mother Nature breathes
slow.. seasonal .. breathes. Some live,
some thrive, some endure.
A calm, matter of fact haiku by serendipity that speaks truth of the rhythm of nature. This haiku of reminded me of the quote I posted by Lao Tzu: Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
one, two, forward, back
tangled, invisible vine
dizzy feet, no rhythm
What a funny haiku! Her accompanying visual was also a hoot .. :) I love the rhythm in the first two lines and then ...... it all falls apart in the third.
Pace-mak-er rhy-thm. Me: His
Great steady rhythm in the beginning and then it gallops away at the end.
I'm just tickled that Aunty had fun breaking all the haiku rules. She also manages to see the humor in a very serious situation. I can't imagine life on a pacemaker.
Starting with a beat
Body moves feeling the heat
ends with sexy treat
Been there, done that, Love it! It's sexy, funny and makes me smile ....
It ended up being a tie between Doom's 'Kissing a Woman' and Serendipity's 'Mother Nature breathes..'
And the winner is ... Serendipity!
Thank you all for playing! With so few participants, thanks for going above and beyond with the haiku entries. I very much enjoyed reading all of them.