27 thoughts on “At the edge (haiku)

  1. Hey Sammi,

    I am so pleased you participated in your own Challenge 🙂 This Haiku is cut with a scalpel by a meticulous hand, 11 words on emptiness. Thank you 🙂

    It is a fascinating and ponderable image. The dissolving at the edges heightens the intensity burning at the centre.

    A good Challenge, a great response! Have a wonderful evening.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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    • Thanks for reading, Dewin. I’m pleased that you’re pleased 😀

      I wasn’t sure that I was going to get a haiku written for this prompt, but when out at a family picnic this afternoon, I mentioned this week’s poetry challenge, and suddenly my mum and sister thought to give it a go. I could hardly not do the same, could I? lol

      Funnily enough, the haiku was written at the same place where I wrote “Waiting for Wings” back in May. That also opens with someone standing at the edge…For some reason I’m quite drawn to the ridge there, and feel the need to write about it…

      Thanks again for reading and commenting, Dewin. It’s appreciated. You have a wonderful evening too 🙂 Brightest Blessings

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      • Hey Sammi,

        Then go to the edge where Destiny waits for thee.
        Go swiftly follow the Wagtail to where you want to be!
        Fly away on pretty wings fulfil your destiny!
        ~

        Your picnic sounds enchanting, and you charmed by the occasion :)Your mum and sister have participated in the challenge? Oh! that’s very cool! 🙂

        I’ll leave you at the edge of your perilous ledge. Good luck Sammi! 😀

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Another lovely verse 🙂 You now have me pondering on the symbolism of the wagtail…

        It was a lovely afternoon. Whether my mum and sister share what they wrote…well, we’ll just have to wait and see…

        I’m hoping the ledge isn’t too perilous lol

        Brightest Blessings

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      • Hey Sammi,

        Willy Wagtail is an symbol of Aphrodite 🙂

        I think now you have mentioned they did write poems then we would be left disappointed not to have them to read 😉

        Would it actually matter how high the ledge were? You’d still step off anyway wouldn’t you? Go on, you know you want to…

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • So the wagtail is a symbol of Aphrodite. Interesting. I am enjoying reading about wagtail symbolism – it’s fascinating. Thank you for mentioning it in your poem 🙂 I wonder why it was a wagtail that you included and not some other bird?

        “Would it actually matter how high the ledge were? You’d still step off anyway wouldn’t you?” Hmm, I’m not sure…not sure at all lol…

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      • Hey Sammi,

        What does your reading tell you? Why do you think I included the Wagtail in a poem for you when you are on your ridge?

        Just step off the ledge, and see if you fly 🙂

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • That the wagtail is a symbol of peace and harmony, upliftment and encourages extroversion. It also says new friendships are on the way, or the deepening of existing ones….So, very interesting to read about the bird’s symbolism, and perhaps, in certain respects, quite timely reading indeed. That is why I would guess you included it in the poem – because I needed to look in to. So thank you 🙂

        What happens if I don’t fly? Is there a safety net? lol

        Hope you’re having a great bank holiday weekend 🙂

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      • Hey Sammi,

        Good evening, how are you? How has the weekend unfolded thus far? Have you been up to mischief at all? If not, why not? It is the Wagtail way 🙂 I have a breeding pair who frequent the rooftop I overlook from my desk at work. They delight me with their flitter and flutter and general business. When they walk they are pretty speedy, like min-roadrunners beep beep! lol 🙂 On a different occasion I recall a Wagtail leading me to the second-hand bookstore whereupon I found a little dragon just hatched from his egg patiently waiting on the cover of a book in the window. He lives next to the Halogen heater on the bookcase on the floor. It’s where he likes to be. I’ve called him Idris of course my little green dragon who would love to be red lol 🙂

        ‘What happens if I don’t fly? Is there a safety net? lol – Nope. It’s basically just what Yoda said, ‘either do or don’t do, there is no try 🙂

        The weekend has been busy busy: new posts on Gallybloggers, lines penned for the Merlin poem (slow going!) and a couple of poem’s written and left in comments elsewhere on WP. I am so pleased to have the extra day off work and aim to spend it relaxing idly doing nothing.

        Brightest Blessings and Best Wishes. Hugs to the grimalkin’s 🙂

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Hey Dewin 🙂

        I’m well, thank you. And yourself, good Sir?

        Me? Get up to mischief? Never 😉 Well, not much any way…and certainly none I could publicly admit to lol No, the weekend has been lovely, thus far, and I have even found a few moments to scribble down a few poems. I call that a success. Hopefully, tomorrow will be more of the same 🙂

        The wagtails sound like they make enchanting company. Useful too, if they lead you to a book cave where a little dragon just happened to be waiting to be taken home 🙂 He sounds adorable 🙂

        No safety net?…that doesn’t sound encouraging…

        My, you have been busy, but it also sounds like you’ve been enjoying yourself. Great stuff! 🙂

        Enchanting blessings for bank holiday Monday 🙂

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      • Why Lady Sammi, I do declare you have turned a little rouge lol 🙂 Never get up to mischief?? Oh really? Ahh, I see, none that you can talk about. Hmm? You can tell me Sammi I am a soul of discretion, trust me? 😀

        It’s a true story about the Wagtail leading me to the bookshop. I think I even mentioned it on a Blog someplace sometime ago. Little Idris is a charming thing, he puffs small flames at the moment, more smoke than fire, but he’s learning and loving it lol 🙂

        No safety net Sammi, you are just going to have to trust in yourself. Friends and family, me too, are waiting on the ledge ready to applaud your inaugural first flight. So I guess it’s chocks away Sammi, your time for you to meet your Amelia Earhart. 🙂

        I have had a blast over the weekend on WP, and yes enjoyed myself and the delightful company of others. Indeed last week and this weekend have seen me write more than I have ever done before. It must be because I met the Moon in the Mirror 🙂

        Charmed like a gemstone I’ll leave you to enjoy the glowing embers of Sunday evening. Have a fabulous Bank Holiday!

        Take care SC.

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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