Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Perspectives on Age


When We Were Young
Originally uploaded by shiny shaz.
This week's haiku prompt at one deep breath is perspective: a pair of haiku offering two perspectives on the same topic.
For the first time I attempted to use a flickr photo, so the layout is a little odd as I am still getting used to the process! The second photo is of my grandmother, taken a week or so before she died, a month before her 104th birthday.
lipstick, high heeled shoes
go anywhere, do as I choose
- grown-up freedom



long summer days,
picking berries, running free,
- childhood freedom


12 comments:

liz elayne said...

i love the wide, deep message that these lines convey.

and 104. wow. beautiful...

Jennifer said...

this was so sweet it made me cry. beautiful, special and meaningful poems...

what an beautiful and amazing grandma (good genes too!)

Deb R said...

Oh, that's wonderful, Catherine! What cool haikus on both sides of the topic.

mikim said...

Oh, these are precious gems! - absolutely lovely.

paris parfait said...

These haiku are wonderful! Brilliant contrasts. The photos are lovely, particularly of your grandmother.

Tammy said...

What beautiful haiku perspectives of cherished moments. She is beautiful...thank you.

Sandy said...

We are sometimes one - sometimes the other, that what makes us so interesting!

Writing Blind said...

My grandma's been on my mind lately too. Thanks for sharing this, it's lovely.

Star said...

Wonderful haiku for both aspects. A nice topic to explore.

bella said...

Hi. These were beautiful, beautiful thoughts of your grandmother. I really enjoyed reading them, wondering about her, about those 104 years, what she went through, what she'd seen. How lucky you are to have had her love for so long.

bb said...

utterly beautiful!

susanlavonne said...

both are really profound and beautifully written....they gave me goosebumps :-)