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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Rooted to Haiku

Jenn at http://youknowthatblog.com/

Has selected this week's theme: Roots

Finding ancestors
The roots of our family
Closet skeletons
Woven through the soil
Drinking in their nutrients
Tapestry of roots



Wrenched from their homeland
The horrors of slavery
A true life story

With roots to dye for
A little colouration
Not quite natural

 


Rooted to the spot
My feet seem stuck to the floor
Paralysed in fear.

25 comments:

  1. wow !! four brilliant haikus ! loved them all :)

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  2. Four fabulous haikus. I especially liked number two, with the tapestry of roots.

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  3. Excellent roots haikus - I so relate to the last one!! :-) Take care
    x

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  4. Loved the "tapestry of roots" poem.

    The last one gave me a chuckle. :)

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  5. Ha! That last one broke up all the serious. Bunch of great haikus!

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  6. Hi Madeleine .. love these .. and your mix of words .. cheers Hilary

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  7. Loved the first very cute, your last is what first came to my head......... Ha head! =)

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  8. I really like how you always put pictures with your Haikus, and the different meanings you find for roots. Definitely some of my favorites from you.

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  9. I never thought about how many meanings we have for roots. I've always had a thing for Haikus, and these are great!

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  10. Madeleine...you write wonderful Haikus. These are just great.

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  11. I like the line "woven through the soil"...

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  12. these are great the last one made me laugh.

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  13. All 4 are very clever. Tapestry of roots is very rich.

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  14. I loved these Madeleine, especially no 2, the roots. I love the visuals too. Excellent.

    Denise<3

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  15. I think the first is my favorite!

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  16. Very well done, and all your pictures go so well with them! Your tree roots pic and the matching haiku-love it!!!

    LOL-closet skeletons. Hope they stay in!

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  17. Nicely covered theme word ;) Love them all, for different reasons. Hope the skeletons in my closet keep hidden!

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  18. So cool how you captured each of the different meanings of the word. Good job.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  19. Hi Madeleine,
    Very clever and may the roots of spring, spring eternal.
    In kindness, Gary :)

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  20. What of money as the root? Or was that microfiction?

    Missing microfiction?

    I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
    Succinctly Yours
    begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
    Hope you'll join in.

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  21. Love the poems! Hi from a fellow Crusader!

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