Thursday, January 12, 2017

leaving all behind

Carpe Diem #1122 leaving all behind

Before cell phones and the world wide web journeys were more isolated.  Long distance calls were mostly too expensive for average persons on a trip.  One had to leave all behind as one left on the journey.  One could thoroughly live in the moment at the edge of the Grand Canyon or at the roots of a giant Sequoia.  At the cusp of Niagara Falls, overlooking the Chain Bridge or sitting at the table of Serbian gentle woman.   Joyfully sharing the moment with a loved one.

journeys
traveled together
enchanted souls
inhaling the ozone
of the lightning strikes

©  petra domina

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CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI

12 comments:

  1. Superb. You really gave your best here. It is true what you say, but you really gave ypur piece a clever edge with the tanka, using the lightning. A text-copy one. I wonder about this Serbian woman though...

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    1. Thank you, Hamish. I feel showered in praise. Actually, it was in Croatia where we visited her. http://jadcock.blogspot.com/2016/06/day-21-april-11-osijek-vukovar-croatia_21.html links to the story and pictures of our visit.

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    2. Back in the 1980's during the middle of the night lightening hit our home. The ozone for us to smell of ozone filled the air as we stood naked looking at a hole blown in the wall or our house.

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  2. Superb. You really gave your best here. It is true what you say, but you really gave ypur piece a clever edge with the tanka, using the lightning. A text-copy one. I wonder about this Serbian woman though...

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  3. Very true about your introduction, like your tanka, very interesting.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  4. A wonderful haibun with tanka that captures the thrill of traveling before technology!

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    1. Well, it was different! My dad was in another state on vacation with no way to reach him when his favorite aunt passed away. Not like that now. We know what folks have for snacks!

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  5. I enjoyed your comments about travelling...and your poem is so unique and dynamic...full of meaning.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment.

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  6. That's a story and your tanka is really nicely created Janice.

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