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A Haiku: Vastitude

Updated on May 15, 2013
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Ms. Parker is a senior paralegal from Alabama. She earned her Bachelor's from Millsaps College in Mississippi. She freelances on the side.

Freeze Frame (photograph by Vicki Parker)
Freeze Frame (photograph by Vicki Parker)

A Haiku by Vicki Parker


Catch a falling leaf

or still a drop of water ...

Breathe in vastitude!

This simple haiku was inspired by the concept of infinity. I couldn't really find the words to bring it to full fruition with iambic pentameter, so I settled for the "less is more" approach of a haiku.

Upon closer examination the eye will notice this photograph is upside down and time is actually reversed.

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      Vicki Parker 5 years ago from the Deep South

      Thanks Audrey. And thanks Readers Digest. When I tried to use vastitude in a sentence, I decided it was too worthy. It needed a peom instead !!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautifully done!

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      Vicki Parker 5 years ago from the Deep South

      Funny how the mind plays tricks on us : ) Thanks for commenting.

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      Zeikku 5 years ago

      Fascinating! My mind never would have noticed if you hadn't pointed out. I was still thinking about infinity.

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      jOlshan 5 years ago

      Simply elegant.

      Love it!

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