Monday, June 11, 2007

One Year of One Deep Breath

one
brief
moment
captured
with words on paper
memory frozen in time

One year ago, One Deep Breath began offering us the oppotunity to share haiku based on a weekly prompt. The challege of this poetry is to capture the essence of an image or experience in just a few carefully chosen words. The best haiku read like an exhalation of one deep breath, the kind you might experience when a moment of beauty strikes your heart.
Thanks to Susan and Jennifer for encouraging us to stop each week in the midst of our busy lives and ponder the wide world, searching for that special something that catches our eye in just a certain way, then pare it down to its essence and write about it.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Ally Bean said...

I like the idea of haiku striking your heart. It seems so much more real to me than a moment of beauty that strikes your mind. Nicely explained.

6/11/2007  
Blogger Tammy said...

Amen to that Becca! XXOO

6/11/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent fib, summing it all up!

6/12/2007  
Blogger unedited-life said...

Hey I luv with you written. It captures the whole essence of my passion for writing. Hope you have a great week ahead!!!

6/12/2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Your words are a fitting tribute to ODB today- a beautiful and heartfelt fib and post...

6/12/2007  
Blogger Star said...

I love your words of appreciation here and second them from my own heart.

6/12/2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Becca, it is like a memory caught in words. Lovely fib.

6/12/2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Lovely poem that sums up the process.

6/13/2007  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

I agree! Mind without heart is nothing.

6/14/2007  
Blogger Bohemian Mom said...

Your words are a beautiful tribute...I like it!

6/14/2007  

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