Monday, October 16, 2006

One Deep Breath - "Simple Pleasures"

Dima 20 months
Ethan 5 years

My Backward Fibs (1+1+2+3+5+8)

Laughter of children make hearts sing
smiles filled with light
innocence
wonder
hope
joy

Distance make grandsons grow too fast
pictures measure growth
chats on phone
so far
miss
you

These are Dave's grandsons, Dimitri and Ethan, who live in Washington. The pictures and phone calls are never enough because they grow so fast! Dave can't wait to hold them on the next visit :)

For other haiku of simple pleasures visit here


17 comments:

Jolene said...

I have tears, that is great Tammy. So nice :)

Many Hugs,

Jolene*

Jodi said...

Those backward fibs are wonderful! I can relate as I rarely see my nieces who are quickly becoming young women.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love how the form of the backward fib really complements the subject matter of that second one in particular.

Anonymous said...

Great Haiku babe,I do miss them and they do grow fast so quickly as did our children.Thanks for the haiku ....Love dave

pepektheassassin said...

More beautiful children and beautiful words! N' true!

susanlavonne said...

your fibs are so touching....and the children are adorable (what inspiration!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Tammy, you never cease to amaze me. I love these upside down fibs. Rather than expanding, they distill the emotions as they go until you are left with the essence: "joy" and "miss you"

Hope you had a great weekend (Manny too)

emmapeelDallas said...

Children are one of the best things that exist in this life, at least, that's how I see it.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

XO

J

Anonymous said...

These are just super! How clever you are to do them backwards, so that those really important message words stand out alone at the end.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and had time for lots of small pleasures :)

Helen said...

How creative! I love these. Laughter of children do make my heart sing. :)

tinker said...

They do grow too fast, don't they?
Adorable!
xo

Catherine said...

They are lovely, it almost makes me want grandchildren of my own :) I agree about the way you have made the important words stand out at the end, by writing the "fibs" backwards

bella said...

The boys are so cute!
Loved your fibs.

paris parfait said...

Backwards fibs! Adorable! And those little cherubs - even more so! Just precious. Thanks for sharing these joys in your life. And I tried to write you previously about Manny but the computer crashed. So sorry and hope he´s feeling better - and you, dear heart! I am behind on writing and reading posts. These intensive classes are getting too intense! xo

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Beautiful, beautiful children! What a wonderful poem expressing a grandmother's love and longing for her little ones.

Tabor said...

You are just full of too much creativity and inspiration. I guess I am sort of glad I don't live nearby, I would be exhausted and just a little jealous. What precious babies...I can wait to hold them myself!

Sandy said...

Good looking kids and great poems.