Monday, June 19, 2006

One Deep Breath-Pathways

Infinite footprints
leave ghostly echoes
on long forgotten pathways.
Back in the 60's, this overgrown path was once a shortcut the neighborhood children (my husband among them!) took to school. Sadly, it's now considered dangerous for children to walk through this park alone, so the path has become neglected and overgrown. But I can still imagine groups of boys and girls, chattering as they make their way along it.


Blogger Jennifer said...

a beautiful word picture, the background story is icing on the cake.

Blogger mikim said...

Wonderful Haiku, capturing memories of days past, it is perfect.

Blogger deirdre said...

It seems sad to me that while we traipsed around the neighborhood and beyond, children now need to be watched so carefully. Those shortcuts, creeks, and hidden places were more precious than we knew. Love the poem and picture.

Blogger AnnieElf said...

This so reminds me of places I went as a child, places I would not dream of allowing a chid of mine to go to. Heartbreaking what we have lost.

Blogger paris parfait said...

This is beautiful - the photo and the Haiku! And thanks for the background info - sadly that's the case in so many places now.

Blogger Endment said...

Hauntingly beautiful!

Blogger madretz said...

Your haiku is very moving and heartbreaking knowing the story behind it.


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