Haiku My Heart
June 24, 2011
Be sure to stop in and experience more Haiku from the heart, as well as find out how to participate yourself, at Rebecca’s recuerda mi corazon blog, where every Friday folks from all over the world partake in the fun. And this week is the One Year Anniversary of this weekly meme. I have enjoyed thoroughly being a part of this project since the beginning and thank Rebecca for the inspiration, kindness and respect she shows to all.
Shiny silky hair
Children grin for Grandparents
Peaceful heartfelt love
Taken a few years ago, this photo is digital, but enhanced in Black and White. Although not as warm and toasty in my opinion, as B&W film, it still has nice warm overtones. I love the way her eyes shine as well as her hair. Anna will be thirteen soon, within two weeks. She is my first Grandchild.
Last night, at the dinner table, I told Anna that I had found this photo and how I was going to use it on my blog this morning for Haiku My Heart. She has seen it and remembers the small stuffed lion. She related to me that. "The head fell off all the time." We have yet to establish how old she was in this picture, but here at Spadoville we are all guessing it was taken in 2003.
The haiku speaks on so many levels to the love, joy and peace that the children bring into our lives. Sometimes, we get caught up in our own struggles and the children suffer. All it takes is one moment to remember how innocent and forgiving they are and that we should be like that ourselves.
I keep a record of all I post in an external hard drive. I keep the logo for Haiku My Heart there and pull it out every weekwhen I post my haiku. I came across my first notes from the first time I ever tried haiku. It was for the Haiku My Heart Friday on June 25, 2010. Here is what I wrote:
First Post June 25, 2010
Crispy Leaves in Fall
Souls Close to My Heart of Hearts
Sitting On a Log
Haiku My Heart Fridays Info
To go with this haiku, I used a photograph of my three daughters, sitting on a log in front of our 1980's home on the Snake River near Pine City, MN. Here's the photo:
Thank you Rebecca for the inspiration