Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Easing in

Even a break of a few days from writing, and I feel like I need to ease back in. These are times when I appreciate haiku. It is demanding in such a contained, predictable way, requiring so few words. It's as if I feel myself resisting the journey back to language itself:

feral, tangled mane
when I toss and rear, resist
rhythm gentles me


Zack said...

dogs come in and shake,
they leave dust, dirt, grass and bugs,
they leave through their door,
they leave what they shed inside
the house--my house
they never sweep the house.

Anonymous said...

rocking oneself to sleep....beautiful

Julie said...

Beautiful! What a lovely image. That last line says it all. You've done a wonderful job of getting back into writing.

Aniket said...

I love 5-7-5s. They certainly are saviors when thoughts play hide and seek.

And this one gentles the soul. Love it.

Catvibe said...

I love it, it is wild and yet calming. Isn't Haiku the most wonderful way to step back in?

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes, i know just what you mean about haiku,

Karen said...

I can see this one - in so few words, you've told a whole story and painted a whole picture. Beautiful.

Rikkij said...

feral is a word used too seldom. Do you roar? nice stuff! ~rick

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, I'm with rick on the feral. It reveals so much. And I read mane as mange. It's me with the mange. Good to see you back.

RachelW said...

Zack, are you still around?? And typing on the computer, too! Amazing!

Jorc, mmmm.... lovely thought.

Julie, thank you! You are so sweet!

Aniket, mmhmm, fun aren't they? I like how you put that, hide and seek. :)

Cat, yes! It is so forgiving, and subtle.

Crafty, you are a pro! :)

Karen, thanks; I'm glad you can see so much in it.

Rick, I agree! That word has been sneaking in quite a bit lately. Lovely word.

Erin, mange! Haha! You with the tangled mange... :)

holly said...

I know what you mean...I don't feel myself if it's been too long since I've written.