Monday, January 08, 2007

One Deep Breath - "Subtle Change"

Instinct takes over
growing up
a path of his own

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tammy, I love this! There are a family of swans that I watch every day on my way to work - well, over the past five years its been many families that have grown up on this little pond in the middle of an expressway. But I'm always so touched at watching the young ones grow every day, until one day they're just gone, flown off on their own. Always makes me a little teary when that instinct kicks in.

Great haiku :)

Anonymous said...

I love watching birds of any kind- their instincts to fly south for the winter and then return home... just amazing. Thank you for this lovely little haiku!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, what an adorable picture and touching haiku. I love ducks. It's interesting that so many of us wrote about birds this week, don't you think? :)Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I was drawn to the ducks and geese on a pond near our home over the weekend. This is a close picture! You've captured their gradual process of growth and moving on so well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo and haiku.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Very nice - i love ducks too!

Anonymous said...

Very well done, Tammy! The ducks are fascinating and it's fun to watch them grow and change and find their own path. Many ducks live across the road in the Bois du Boulogne and hang out at the ponds and lakes.

Left-handed Trees... said...

I love how you have paired the image and the words--it deepens it so much for me. As a mother, I read this poem in a bittersweet way...as someone seeking her own path--I found it encouraging. Nicely done,
D.

blackdaisies said...

oh this is lovely, what a perfect pairing ... beautifully done!

Brian said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love your poem and picture, they go together.

Nancy said...

Very sweet, Ms. Tammy.
I tend to take lots of duck pics and they never seem to express as well in print as they do in person. Probably true of most things...and people, huh?
Take care!
Love,
Nancy

Roswila said...

Oh my, I'm running into such synchronicity tonight...I just came across a 54 year old family photo of mine earlier in which a duck plays an important part. I won't go on about it, but your ku catches the spirit, in a way, of my present responses to that old photo. Thanks!

Hundred and one things said...

I love this - it describes just how I feel watching my daughter as she grows up and discovers the world around her.

Sandy said...

This is good, I wonder if humans used to have this instinct?By the way, I love your haircut!!

Anonymous said...

What a hopeful poem and perfect photo!