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Reflections: Walking With Haiku...

"Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation; he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock." William Emerson

 Reflections: Walking With Haiku...
 A walking stick tale
We knew he would never fail
To bring home the bait...

The word for today is Staff/Walking Stick 



What is Carpe DiemBlog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman,  describes it as:  "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"



I  can't believe we've started a new month and I achieved my goal of adding a post a day to this blog. If you're visiting for the first time, I had let this blog lie dormant for a year as my attention was focused on family demands and my WordPress blog. This year, I made a commitment to add content here on a regular basis, and find a way to balance writing my two blogs.

January was focused on Small Stones and this month I'll do more Haiku and other writing. Today, I'm adding Haiku from Carpe Diem; a daily haiku group. I will do a few from this group as well as the weekly Haiku Heights. I've also decided to save my weekends (no weekend blogging unless for an important holiday) for other matters, including catching up on blog visits I missed during the week with you. Thank you all for your support!
More below!




" The best, the most exquisite automobile is a walking stick; and one of the finest things in life is going on a journey with it " Robert Coates Holliday

Reflections: Walking With Haiku...

Dreams of verdant fields
Filled vacant spaces within
Green with life renewed...

The word for today is Verdant
Hope you enjoyed your visit. Do come back and share your thoughts. I will do same as I love making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Thank you!

Some Food for Thought: Do you ever use a staff or walking stick?  Take a moment to contemplate what a Staff means to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Archduke with staff, Kanyakumari,  via Wikipedia, my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 



43 comments:

  1. Have a Happy Haiku filled weekend! ;-)

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  2. I would like to read you haikus! I am not sure if I can compose a haiku myself....

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  3. Thank you for visiting my weblog Carpe Diem. I love the way how you've used the both prompts and that one on the staff is really a great one. The staff in my life is unconditional love for all and everything. As an oncology nurse I can lean sometimes on my staff/walking stick to contemplate how to approach my patients with cancer.
    Hope to see you again on Carpe Diem.

    Namaste

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  4. Very well written! I wish you many more such inspiring posts for years to come.

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  5. Welcome to Carpe Diem.

    I especially like your Verdant haiku.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  6. 2 wonderfully-written haiku.....I don't recall seeing your link on carpe diem, so welcome...

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  7. Interesting. Unfortunately I don't have a staff or a walking stick.

    A walking stick will guide you to a distance slowly yet surely. :)

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  8. I am enjoying your blog immensely. You are a wonderful writer, and inspiring for me... :-)

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  9. Yay for accomplishing your goal! You write really well, and very thought provoking

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  10. I like writing style. I'll enjoy reading more of your poetic views

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  11. My walking stick is the Bible. I can walk without it, but then, I'd be walking poorly. :-)

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  12. Very deep article. I must read it again to be able to fully understand the message of it. thanks for sharing.

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  13. I'm the Tottering Mama and my staff is the Lord and my husband. They both keep me from falling too badly in my journey as a mother. :)

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  14. My staff is my God who never fails to bring me home and leads me to the green pasture.

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  15. share words of motivation
    One of the most evil than spreading slander are people who like to listen to them. Indeed, there will be no spreading slander if nothing is heard.
    may be useful and acceptable. Greetings and I wait behind the visit: D

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  16. Pinay, I am confident you can write haiku... Practice and over time the skill will grow. TY! ;-)

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  17. Hi Kristjaan, TY so much for creating the Carpe Diem haiku group and for stopping by. When I read your About page, I was touched to read that you were an oncology nurse. Cancer is an incredibly challenging disease and its impact on the families is so hard. I'm glad that you shed light on what the staff meant to you and I get it. I'm working on my next set of your recent haiku for group. Keep up the brave work; I'm sending you light and joy.TY!

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  18. Meenakshi TY! The sentiments are mutual... You are an amazing poet. :-)

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  19. Green Speck TY! They sure do. :-)

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  20. TY JzB! I look forward to reading yours soon. ;-)

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  21. Brudberg, TY for checking in... appreciated. :-)

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  22. MMTeacher, I laughed when I read your comment... He probably brought all sorts of things home. TY! :-)

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  23. TY for the welcome Joanne. I appreciate the kind gesture. I'm under Positive Kismet on the link up and just started on Thursday. :-)
    Eliz

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  24. Dear Michelle TY so much! I will be checking out yours soon. :-0)

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  25. Hi January! i have one because of an accident I had some years ago... I kept the stick for memory's sake. It's great for hiking. TY!

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  26. Dana TY! You are so kind... I love your writings too. :-)

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  27. Vera TY! I love haiku and hope to keep improving as I write them. :-)

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  28. TY for your comment Marco. I enjoyed my visit to your blog too. Keep writing :-)

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  29. Mann L, I love your answer... I hold onto my bible for clarity and comfort too. TY! :-)

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  30. TY Ron! please feel free to ask me any questions. TY! :-)

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  31. What a blessing Olga! I love your interpretation too. :-)

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  32. Mylene, As I read the comments from you and a few others, Psalm 23 came to mind... TY! :-)

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  33. TY Obat Magg! Are you a BC Blogger?

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  34. TY! Planet mom! Glad you stopped in to see what's going on... :-)

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  35. This is wonderful! I don't know this site, but I will be sure to visit.

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  36. Hi Sara,
    TY for stopping by... We are connected either through Haiku Heights or Carpe Diem. :-)
    Eliz

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  37. I hope I may never have a need for a walking stick on the literal sense...but it does come in handy when there are dogs chasing you lol!

    My walking stick or staff, figuratively speaking, is my best friend, the one I lean on when I can't seem to stand on my own.

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  38. Yes Aileen and mine too... As I thought about it again, it reminded me of Psalm 23. :-)
    eliz

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