February 11, 2008

Love and Desire Haiku

The prompt at One Deep Breath this week encouraged us to "break the rules" and write about love. Here's where I found love today:

his face
when he sees me —
and mine, too


And in school, there was much talk about an immature red tailed hawk that had swooped further down into our campus than usual. I didn't see the hawk, only witnessed the feeling of everyone wanting to somehow connect to this spectacular bird...

red tailed hawk
we speak of you,
failing to claim you

(Thanks to the women of One Deep Breath
for their continuing inspiration.
Update: friend Jaxter got a picture of the hawk.)

7 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

I especially like the second one and the nature of the love between the people and the hawk. The relationship is dance and flight. Beautifully done.
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qualcosa di bello said...

i love how you have captured that "glimpse across the room at your love & share a knowing" aspect of love in the first

tumblewords said...

Each so different but with the same underpinnings - very nice!

spacedlaw said...

Lovely, both in their different ways.

LittleWing said...

beautiful visualization of love shared... and definitely appreciate your 2nd... hawks are freedom flying for me...

Andrée said...

Of course: nature is a biggest source of love. I keep returning and returning to it yet don't think of it as romance. But it is. My One Deep Breath is here.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

I too love that moment when the beloved child's face suddenly passes from not recognizing you to realizing you are there. Mother's joy!