Monday, July 24, 2006

One Deep Breath- "Perspective" Haiku


Take a close look at a person, an object or an event. Then try to look at the same thing from another perspective. Interpret perspective in the literal sense (spatially) or metaphorically.Then write TWO haiku about your chosen topic, each from a different perspective.


Flitting like a sprite
hovering, searching for fuel
nectar of the bloom

Constantly moving
searching for satisfaction
never finding home

Find other perspectives Here

23 comments:

Colorsonmymind said...

Great idea!

XOXO

Star said...

Wonderful photo and haiku!

I loved "hovering, searching for fuel"--I've never thought of it as fuel before :-)

Thanks, Tammy!

mikim said...

Oh, these are wonderfully imaginative haikus. "hovering, searching for fuel" - brilliant!

Jennifer said...

what a cool photo, your haiku (as always) are wonderful and meaningful!

Jessie said...

That photo is has truly captured the magic that surrounds you. And "Woman as a Hummingbird"--that is so cool!

If I could be anything, I'd be a bird. You, Tammy, are a perfectly beautiful hummingbird.
:)

paris parfait said...

Aha - these haiku could apply to a person as much as to the hummingbird. Beautifully crafted haiku, Tammy. And magical photo. xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

Two lovely haiku and two interesting perspectives. Lovely photo too. It's a long time since I've seen a humming bird....

rachel said...

Fantastic photo Tammy, and lovely words too

Catherine said...

that's a great photo - we don't have humming birds here, they must be beautiful. I like your two perspectives

ian russell said...

beautiful haiku, tammy.

amazing birds. no, we don't have them here - we have a hummingbird moth which isn't really the same thing!

Madeleine said...

gorgeous. i love the idea of the sprite searching for fuel.
Such dreamy haiku...mmm

still lovin' the haiku vibe we've all got going on!!

love ya, Tammy...:)

betty said...

fantastic picture and poems :)

betty

Amber said...

Great picture! I heart hummingbirds.

:)

Susannah said...

I don't think i've ever seen a hummingbird in the flesh (feather?) - this is such a lovely pic, and the haiku complements it perfectly.... "nectar of the bloom" - gorgeous x

ps. and your SPC cracked me up - brilliant idea!

Jeremy said...

Very nice, especially the latter haiku

bella said...

Tammy this was really great. I'm late on commenting and I agree with what everyone else has already said. Great topic, great picture.

tinker said...

What a great photo and a lovely set of haikus! I love hummingbirds - they're so graceful, even while working so hard.

Tabor said...

You almost caught him in the photo. He is looking at you, I can tell. You need to start putting these into a book.

Living Part Deux said...

The gladiola pictures are wonderful! One of my favorite flowers. What a great exercise to move out of my own perspective and see from another's! You are a haiku master, Missy!

Sandy said...

Such a nice photo, and I like the busy sprite idea. Must confess, that I buzz around like that at times.

V said...

Beautiful `kus!!!
You`re writing is terrific!
V

Chris said...

OMG the hummingbird reminds me of the camera commercial where the guy takes a picture of a hummingbird to demonstrate how his camera has the "image stabilization thingy" which has really unlocked his muse!

Chris
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susanlavonne said...

wow...both the photo and the haiku are terrific! what a clever idea :-)