Tuesday, August 11, 2009

inching
across the bitumen
grasshopper

14 comments:

  1. this, by the way, is a praying mantis

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  2. pray that it crosses the road safe!

    fine haiga, Dalloway :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. Oh beauty, YOu make me love your world, and that's pretty big ;)

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  4. I love how you did this- even though my neck is sore from trying to read it. :)

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  5. Wow! that's a corker Emma...

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  6. Such a sweet face, it looks so innocent somehow. Love the way the words 'inching' and 'bitumen' work together!

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  7. many thanks for your comments.

    I know what you mean Jem, I love his face. Not sure how innocent he was though - he kept crawling onto my camera lens, the freaky bug.

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  8. This is as harsh haiku - masterfully observed. One thinks of the bitumen in the heat of the sun, sticky with coruscating heat. The contrast is that the grasshopper, which would normally effortlessly hop, must inch through the sticky tar.

    You're in the zone.

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  9. Green and full of great humour. Pray and hopp ;-)

    Best wishes
    Ralf

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  10. well i had to look at this haiga from different angles, literally; good one Emma

    much love
    gillena

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  11. Really, really good one Emma. It seems that the mantis is telling us a story by means of your haiku. I love how he is looking so directly into the lens.

    All the best to you and yours,
    Robin

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  12. Thanks so much guys. I appreciate your comments.

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