Haiku My Heart
Friday January 7, 2011
It’s Friday. I get creative on Friday mornings. I started writing Haiku. I had heard of it before, but really don’t understand much about it. I guess I know this style originated in Japan. Most of the time, I don’t understand poetry. Maybe it’s my lack of my ability to concentrate, but I have always found it hard to “get” it, poetry, that is.
My friend, Rebecca, who pens the recuerda mi corazon blog, started this meme some time ago and I took part in it. In Spanish, recuerda mi corazon translates to Remember My Heart. It is so fitting to write a weekly post of Haiku that comes from the very heart that we hold in our bodies, remembering what it has been through.
This meme then, to write a haiku from your heart, and post it on Friday. I tried it and liked it. Some kind souls have told me they like what I write from time to time. I have an easier time of haiku because it is only three lines. Three lines of poetry is much easier for me to fathom than a long poem.
I’d like to tell you about the how and why of what I wrote for today's Haiku My Heart Friday submission if you’ll bear with me. I knew it was Friday and I knew I wanted to write haiku for this meme. I needed a subject.
Well, I’ve been planning a Winter trip which is actually going to be two trips. I am excited about getting away and traveling down to the Southwest and into California. I’m so excited, in fact, that planning and thinking about these trips is all I do. So I found a photograph of my motorcycle, fully loaded, from when I was on the road and in New Mexico last September.
Okay, I have a subject and inspiration. I have a photograph. I decided to make this a happy joyful post as the idea of traveling and taking my motorcycle is just that for me. And lately, I have been visiting old memories and some of life’s ugliness has been in the forefront. I want to push that stuff behind and write about something I love, traveling, and especially travelling on my motorcycle.
That’s where I’m coming from. There is no way, I believe, that I can write three lines and tell you all of this. So you see, I still don’t “get” it. But I’m having fun. By the way, click on the highlighted words Rebecca’s Blog and see more examples of Haiku My Heart Friday. There are some very creative people out there.
|My Triumph Tiger, loaded for a road trip, waiting patiently for a rider|
Rushing wind through me
Taking with it the struggle
Healing my own soul
I cannot explain further how being on the motorcycle soothes and heals and takes away any pain.
I also want to mention that I have added some blogs to my side bar. My side bar is not in alphabetical order, and some of the names I use are not the name of the blog itself, but rather a nickname I use when I talk about these blogs. The new ones I have recently added are Hey Harriet, Ms. Moon, Ms. Pie, Meri's Musings and Going Incognito. If you care to, find these in the side bar and give them a look.
The first trip will leave in a little over two weeks and take me to New Mexico. More about the itinerary in the days ahead.
Take care and be well, all of you, and enjoy Peace in your hearts.