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Stony haiku - Scenic perfection

Updated on January 25, 2012

Scenic perfection - a stony haiku

Watching the rock face, a stony immobile presence, casting it shadows on the waters rippling and moving to the other shore, my brain was fascinated and senses teased. It seems nature often pairs the impossible together. The rock that is slowly disintegrating into the moving water, as the water gently laps around it, in probably a million years. The tender green shrubs and grass around them seem to be the perfect foil to make this unsightly stone a perfect composition for the ready canvas. A picture from my camera became the theme for my internet haiku canvas today. Someday it will surely find its way on to a canvas that I plan to paint on... scenic perfection.


Stony perfection
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Stony perfection - all images belong to the author | Source

Perfection in stone


Stony heart so cold,
Stands still, proud and distant,
Coarse sharp edges.

Shaky reflections,
Ripples spreading so wide,
Faithless images.

Weathered by storms,
Toughened and dead inside,
Fossilised remains.

Tender grass stands tall,
Softening the landscape,
United naturally.

Pretty picture,
Quietly juxtaposed,
Fair composition!

Peace and calm,
By serene beauty drawn,
I stand amazed!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Vincent Moore, Wow! a poem in its own right! Inspiration is your name! Thank you. I am truly sorry for the late acknowledgment. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Tarajeyaram, Thank you, sorry for the late acknowledgment. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Savanahl, Thank you and I really have to catch with with so much reading.. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Poet83, Thank you and I appreciate that. I am sorry for acknowledging this so late. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      PDXKarokeGuy, Thank you. I am sorry for acknowledging this so late. I appreciate the share :) Have a blessed day.

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Alone a stone surfaces above the glimmer and ripples of it's surroundings and the green hugs it's shadows to fight for the radiance of the sunbeam. An ode to the stone, such beauty from your pen. Voted Up and beautiful indeed.

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Wonderful poem. Voting up and beautiful.

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      savanahl 5 years ago

      What a beautiful poem with incredible imagery. I'm voting up and beautiful.

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      Brian Lawson 5 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Another great poem! Voted up.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      excellent work. up and shared

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Thank you... You are so generous with your praise.. a great quality in a human being... I will be there shortly to read some of yours... Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Yay, another awesome poet, this is so cool, I love meeting poets like myself, and especially those whom truly understand the aesthetic nature in things.

      Your poem on this landscape here is wonderful & appealing to the senses in every way thus making for the perfect Haiku, and I just learned about writing these tough poems recently. Awesome job here, voted up indeed.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raciniwa, LOL I love stones..precious and not so .. I actually have a collection of weird shaped ones and my kids add to it... :) Any stone needs to be in its perfect setting to have it beauty highlighted.. sitting on the sidelines and watching the stone seemed like the best thing to do at the moment! Out of it was born this haiku.. and I am glad that you did like this! Thank you for appreciating this scenic beauty with me.. Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      This is the first time that I've appreciated the beauty of a stone...yes, I do perceive them as cold but here you've presented another aspect of it...great Haiku...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Movie Master, thank you! Have a blessed day! Shalom!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Absolutely beautiful!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Thank you, AE. Have a blessed day! Shalom!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amazingly Beautiful...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Timorous, Ah! you my friend caught the essence of the juxtaposition and the contrast that I strive to bring about here... opposites do make a good picture... somehow they do fall well into a frame... Thanks for that very clear sighted comment! Have a blessed day! Shalom!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Senoritaa, I love photography...has become a consuming passion... now! Your comment here just tells me what a gracious lady you are! Be a blessing! Shalom!

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      I like how you contrast the stillness of the rock with the living, moving water and greenery. Lovely :)

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      You are an amazing photographer, and the Haikus are a true tribute to the beauty captured by your lens.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Cyndi10, I was wondering if I made sense to the normal reader.. looking at it from an emotional perspective of a woman, a painter and an crafts person..this expression was deep for me.. Glad you were drawn into it.. Thanks for the comment. Have a blessed day. Shalom!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful picture paired with words that captured that image.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Frank thank you! I do appreciate the comment... Have a blessed day! Shalom!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      shim.. this was very well done

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Thanks Vinaya, for the comment and the follow. I am glad you liked the haikus! Be Blessed! Shalom!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Beautiful.