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Thursday, July 4, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 4

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

~Frida Kahlo

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.

15 comments:

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    1. Really like the simplicity of this... and I'm not usually a fan of single words on single lines. But this works wonderfully with the quote. Lovely.

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    2. Beautiful response!

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    3. Thank you, Lynne and Sanjuktaa.

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  2. Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

    sunlight and shadow
    a child runs barefoot
    over stones

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  3. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

    ~Frida Kahlo

    all-seeing the third eye of her lover weeps

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  4. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

    ~Frida Kahlo

    such open hearted laughter
    from the child
    with no hair

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  5. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

    from a distance
    the world looks blue
    windswept footprints

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Cristina. :-)
      I've added your name to the book draw!

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  6. I shake the chrysalis away the scent of lily drives me forward

    Gary Blankenship

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  7. My wings now fail me.
    Feet, I need you now to move.
    atrophe's a bitch.

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  8. an angel's touch
    skimming in my dreams
    your voice
    the same cadence
    before you died

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  9. turquoise wings--
    I dream flying patch
    of the sky

    NaHaiWriMo, 21.2.2013

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  10. google earth
    a swipe of my finger
    takes me to you

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