Haiku Heights: Symphony

child voices float through the hall
purer than sunlight

my daughter’s alto
a honey-dark thread woven
through the sopranos

the risers placed where
Stravinsky and Bernstein stood
crafting symphonies

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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47 Responses to Haiku Heights: Symphony

  1. Wonderful haikus Susan, I can almost hear your daughter’s voice šŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Polly–she has the voice of an angel, and this year, the all-county chorus performed at a rather famous symphony hall. They picked two to three students from each school to perform, and they did such a beautiful job. Proud of all of them.

  2. George Ellington says:

    A honey dark thread. Love what you do with colors and textures, Susan.

  3. Ramesh Sood says:

    Susan ..it must be melody for you always..may the angelic voice of your daughter continue to spell magic… great haiku..

    I am here: http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2012/09/ah-notes-from-childhood.html

  4. Green Speck says:

    Lovely symphonies you have carved here šŸ™‚

  5. Lovely haiku set … always music and symphonies around you … looks great to me.

  6. poetrydiary says:

    The middle one is especially good, I think it captures a moment and I can feel it. This one stands alone.

  7. Barbara says:

    I just love the middle line of the second one!! And I can hear the honey dark thread!

  8. Did you know that your haiku jumped out of the page? šŸ˜‰ The ‘crafting symphonies’ had some magic.

  9. mimijk says:

    How gorgeous..just gorgeous..

  10. elleceef says:

    Magical – such a loving dedication to your daughter and the other children’s voices as well. Very special.

  11. unfetteredbs says:

    you hit a homerun with these Susan. Inspiration of a sweet voice.. symphony indeed my friend

  12. Patti says:

    Oh, this is wonderful, Susan. You must be so proud of your daughter. Your haiku reflects that pride perfectly.

  13. kaykuala says:

    Both mother and daughter are obviously musically inclined and most creative! Nicely Susan!


  14. Splendid! Captivating !

  15. Bruce Ruston says:

    great write for the prompt really enjoyed them

  16. Lovely music, Susan and a captivating take on the prompt.

  17. Jolly says:

    It must be wonderful to have a child who sings, listening to her all the time. And her honey-dark voice, must be magical. You’ve captured that pride and joy so well.

  18. Leo says:

    Ah.. may that purity be there forever in that child’s voice šŸ™‚

  19. nelle says:

    I can only imagine the sheer joy of hearing her. Just hearing my daughter’s voices makes me smile.

  20. Karin Wiberg says:

    I love that last one, Susan!

  21. becca givens says:

    I enjoy listening to “altos” very much … my favorite of the fine three.
    September Heights – Repertoire of Notes

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