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Lines, lips and circles: A Cris A-inspired journey back to Haiku

Updated on September 6, 2011
This photo from Cris A's hub is powerful! Thank you so much for this work of art, Cris!
This photo from Cris A's hub is powerful! Thank you so much for this work of art, Cris!

A Cris A - inspired line, lip and circle Haiku

I read Basho, the great Japanese poet (1644-94) when I feel I am no good at writing. Basho's poems enchant, comfort and instruct. In my heart, I am a student of his style but I have not yet reached a level when I can say I am a very good student of Haiku.

I have been amazed by Cris A's photoshop creations that instead of using the photos he gave us permission to use at hubpages, in this hub I am using a photo he didn't say we have permission. I am just asking permission now. Of course, I'm prepared to take out this beautiful photo if permission is not granted.

Lips, lines and circles

Queues of warm bodies

waiting for work

Back home, a line of needs.

Dots from drops of rain

following subterranean lanes

Fear, a hole in the ground.

Moonshine over fields

with unpredictable shafts

Dreams move in the dark.

Lips, an orifice

Exit to heaven or hell

The horizon, a ribbon of longing.

Shoreline at twilight

foam and pebble and a glass

Sunset - a torment and a prayer.

Windsong and yellow leaves

Tresses tossed around

Each wrinkle is a story.

Lines forming circles

Pain, a spool of rope

Words growing wings.

Here's Cris A's hubpages link:

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    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for leaving a happy comment! In your hubs, joy flows. And even in your comment here!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Why do I feel like dancing? LOL Beautiful, thanks!

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for dropping by, Cris. I suppose you're so busy with a lot of writing work, like editing - which you mentioned somewhere in one of your hubs.

      Even with my hands full, I see to it that I go over your hubs when a notice appears in my inbox. Surely, there's something good to bring home after reading any of your hubs. So, I try my best not to miss a new hub you have published.

      I have not written much since three months ago as I have frantic schedules myself. Maybe you just missed a couple of hubs. So, there's not much catching up to do really. Please just find time to watch "Chicken a la Carte" which has a link in one of my hubs. It's one important (just a 3-minute film) work not to be missed, I believe.

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Ah haiku...the last frontier! at least for me :D And thanks for the link.

      It seems I've got to do a lot of catching up as far as your hubs are concerned :D

    • franciaonline profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks, Jill, for leaving a kind comment!

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      jill of alltrades 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Beautiful! I like it.


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