Monday, July 17, 2006

Urban Haiku

This week's topic at one deep breath is to write haiku about the city. The topic was posted while I was at work today (I took a sneak peek on the work computer) so my brain was able to start churning while I drove home in busy rush hour traffic.

at the traffic lights
smoke rises into the sky
from car exhaust pipes



in the sliver of sky
between car yards
a Russian dome



cubist reflections
make windows of sunlight
on concrete walls

11 comments:

susanlavonne said...

super! i especially like the "cubist reflections" and the lighting is captivating

Madeleine said...

i love the photos, especially the last one-it's as if you've taken us on a little tour around town with these haikus-great!!

Deb R said...

These are all cool, but I LOVE the last one - in particular the combo of the haiku and the photo. That ROCKS!

Jennifer said...

these are great (though I'm coughing and sputtering with the first ;) and I agree there's something magical about the last one - the photo and the haiku (zen like perhaps?!)

mikim said...

These are great! Love, "cubist reflections" excellent pairing of words. -Brilliantly done.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I too love the cubist reflections!

Tammy said...

The pictures are great! That last one was fabulous!

Jodi said...

Great haiku and photos!

chiefbiscuit said...

Great work Catherine - that brain and imagination was certainly helping the creativity along on the way home. Way to commute!

Madeleine said...

catharine, thankyou for your helpful comment....i will read up a little more, but that's actually a great help...
it frees things up a bit! :)

bella said...

These were both wonderful. I so appreciate the Russian church dome, I'm Orthodox. And the cubist one was fantastic.

bella:
http://deelovelee.typepad.com/mamamuses/