Friday, August 13, 2010

Haiku For A Lion

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While I have not yet joined Poets United, their Thurdsay Think Tank Prompt this week asked its writers to explore 'eyes'. This haiku came to mind...
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Tawny eyes meet mine,
and hold…golden grass shimmers,
time ceases to be…
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For a brief, wonderful moment, I locked eyes with this young lion on the Serengeti Plain...
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13 comments:

  1. Awesome! I would have wet my pants and not got the photo. Look at all the battle scars on his nose and ears, but his eyes hold an intelligence and peace.
    Love your photos- Tete

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  2. The photo compliments this wonderfully written haiku! Great post!

    -Weasel

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  3. Wonderful haiku, and I hope you WILL join Poets United!

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  4. Your haiku are wonderful! I too hope you will join Poets United.

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  5. SO glad you posted this! A beautiful haiku and the photo is amazing - he seems to look right out of the frame . I cant even imagine being that close and locking eyes with such a beautiful being.

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  6. Such an amazing haiku Lynette! Your experiences as a photographer give you a vision all your own. I think that is both intriguing and amazing! Look forward to more of your photography and poems! :-)

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  7. Your haiku captures that instant of meeting the lion's eyes perfectly!

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  8. You do honor to the lion's eyes. Beautiful piece in few words. Bravo!
    ~Brenda

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  9. Lynette,
    Beauty, trust and danger all apparent, in those eyes.
    An excellent poetry prompt choice!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  10. Hey Lynette, a nice haiku and I ain't lyin' ;)

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  11. Such wonderful comments...I very much appreciate each of them! And as RCH said, I ain't lyin'...

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  12. What a wonderful moment that must have been, so beautifully written too. Thank you for letting me share your moment. :-)

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