magic happens here,
how buried seeds become life
new leaves greeting sun


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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8 Responses to planting

  1. Mr. Walker says:

    Susan, it is magical, isn’t it? Love that last line


  2. That is the magic of your poetry! in three lines, you capture the magic of the eternal cycle of life!

  3. Noel–for the smilieys, I just type a colon and a close parenthesis for a smile, and a colon and reversed parenthesis for a frown–which I never use, because I prefer to smile! I suppose a gasp will work with a colon and an uppercase O. I will experiment and try one here :O

    Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry I force myself to experiment with, as it makes you condense language and images into a very small, very short poem–almost like a snapshot. There are 2 common syllable forms–the first (my favorite) is where the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line reverts to 5 syllables. An even shorter form involves the first line having 3 syllables, the second 5, and the last line 3.

    I like to take haiku and sometimes string them together to make a larger poem (an idea which I happily copied — or stole! — from my friend on here, Richard Walker).

    I love to force my language into such tight formats to control my tendency to be too wordy–in haiku, the image in condensed, and a lot of what the poem suggests is what is unsaid in it 🙂

  4. AshiAkira says:

    Thank you for reading my “I Saw a White Sparrow”. Actually, I liked your haiku “planting” so much that I wrote “Lucky you, you still have the soil ” in response, but it was too long to post it here. So I posted on my blog. Hope you come around again to take a look at it when you have the time.

  5. Oh, lovely–going to peek (and probably comment, as well) right now!

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