Monday, January 21, 2008

haiku

Here's my vision for the young women I serve. To read more go to one deep breath.


watering wild seeds
between the concrete they grow
black-eyed susans sing

14 comments:

paisley said...

susan.. this is so lovely,, not just the words,, but the sentiment... i wonder how many of those girls will remember you down the road,, and realize then,, if not now,, how much you are really putting into your work.. heart and soul...

Sian said...

helping people find their voice, now that is a vision...

Sara Triana said...

I really like that! It has such a natural, organic feel. Quite lovely.

tumblewords said...

Wonderful! Inspiring and helpful...I've often wondered how the shoots make their way through concrete and rocks.

Sandy Carlson said...

That hunger for light that must be satisfied is a powerful thing. This is wonderful.
Writing in Faith

Roswila said...

Lovely and touching. I have lived in New York city all my life and when I move very soon to California I'll be taking memories of just such visions with me. Especially from this neighborhood where I've lived 23 of my 64 years. It's the single most ethnically mixed neighborhood in all of New York city and the wild seeds that flower here ... wonderful.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely image and wonderful metaphor

Mandy said...

like cracks in the pavement
lovely

watermaid said...

A fine haiku rooted in nature with a flip over at the end.

spacedlaw said...

I like that it gives the idea of wild creatures whose grow cannot be stemmed.

qualcosa di bello said...

we never know just how far the good we do may go...your metaphor gives words to one of the most hopeful sights...a flower from a sidewalk crack...your words do sing!

LittleWing said...

as a gardner i fell in love with black eyed susans....strong flowers that grow everywhere!!!

Quiet Paths said...

Just... wow. This really speaks to me. Very inspiring, indeed.

writerwoman said...

Very powerful- imagining what those seeds could grow into.