Solitary

Some moments sublime
experienced alone are
no less beautiful.

Stars by Maxfield Parrish

This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 24: Art Speaks to Art: A poem on a piece by one of my favorite artists) 

41 comments:

  1. You've really got the market cornered on these haikus. In the Japanese sense, I think haikus were meant to capture a little moment of beauty or bliss and you've done that here and with others you've written. So kudos to you on the haikus. ;-)

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    1. That is quite possibly the finest damn compliment you could give me. :) I'm kind of giddy now.

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  2. Also, lovely painting. I have my own telescope and I've been that girl lots of times...just not the naked part. :-p

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    1. LOL yeah. I love stargazing. And ditto on the second - I get far too cold too easily to go skyclad :D

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  3. I agree with Elena! Your haiku are as simply beautiful as I imagine it is to watch you perform a tea ceremony. It is like you share a piece of you with us. Thank you for that!I have loved Parrish for a long time, too.

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    1. You guys are going to give me a swelled head!

      Yeah, Parrish's work is really lovely.

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  4. We do not experience those moments alone; we share them with our souls.

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    1. That is a very lovely way to look at it as well :)

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  5. Marvellously versed vision of the universe :D ...and the art is wonderful too :D XXX

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  6. Love this breath of yum. This closing of the eyes, and experiencing a gasp in time that speaks of the joy found within... and without.

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    1. I think this joy is something that you need to feel strongly in yourself to help find the joy outside. It doesn't make it less that you feel it alone as the joy from these things find a way to spill out to everyone around you.

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    2. Too many people confuse solitude with loneliness. The first can be so soothing and refreshing, the other one... well.

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  7. Moments alone are some of the most beautiful ones we have.

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    1. They certainly can be. People sometimes downplay how profoundly they can affect us. I think it's wonderful to acknowledge that beauty whenever it occurs.

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  8. Your words are so beautiful paired with the image as well. :)

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    1. Thank you! I do adore this painting.

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  9. Solitude can bring a peace that is never found in company--and as others have pointed out, this poem really pulls that feeling of completion when you are alone and one with the beauty around you--you have my sincere admiration. Haiku is very difficult for me to write--to me it has to be almost a spontaneous thought you can enclose in your mind like a butterfly, then release unharmed...anyway, forgive me babbling--enjoyed this, and love Maxfield Parrish--used one of his luminous illustrations for a poem just the other day. (The Lantern Bearers)

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    1. Babble away! I'm thrilled you liked it. :)

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  10. Indeed! 💖💖 Those moments are beautiful as they tend to bring out the hidden bout of creativity inside of us and allow us to explore our talent. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 💖💖


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. A bit of quiet now and then is an excellent tonic for our muses. :)

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  11. Indeed; alone time is precious

    much love...

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  12. We do all need those beautiful moments to be by ourselves and marvel at the wonder of our world and our own existence. A beautiful haiku Rommy.

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    1. They really are necessary for the creative mind.

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  13. Solitary not excluded.. Your poem brought to mind the many times forced into exclusion..you skilfully open up the words and thoughts to say that peace and safety can only come from inside

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    1. Yes, solitary moments, when self determined, are soul soothing where forced isolation is quite the opposite.

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  14. True that! Love both your concise words and liberating image.

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  15. A beautiful haiku. I agree totally :-)

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  16. In fact...they can be all the more beautiful for the solitude XXX

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    1. Yes, quite beautiful and quite precious.

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