Monday, January 7, 2013

Haiku Heights 203...Script


Crow on gravestone, Cramond Kirk, Edinburgh 2009



Words faded and worn

Memories deep in cold stone

Written across time




This week's Haiku Heights befuddled me for a moment, then a photo I took one dreary morning popped into my head, along with a different perspective on the prompt.  A bit macabre, I admit, but that's the wonder in words...


16 comments:

  1. Very nice.I like the crow on the gravestone, too.
    Alice Keys MD
    Sorry for the anon. I couldn't get my WP to work here.

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    1. Thank you.

      I'm having some issues with Blogger...seems like it's always something. Sorry for WP not working.

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  2. The picture makes the poem that much more haunting.

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    1. Thank you.

      The graveyard--down the street from my house--was a very haunting place. Some of the headstones were from the 1600s...worn smooth by time and weather. I always felt sad for the people, with their names lost, lives forgotten.

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    2. Whilst the cemetery around here is not nearly as old, there are some unmarked graves. I wonder about those thus interred in those forlorn sites. Another project I consider; going to town and/or county archives, and trying to find names for those plots and perhaps getting a grant to acquire stones for said graves.

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    3. That would be a great project, Robbie...really.

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  3. nice take on the prompt...The haiku and the befitting image leaves one with a haunted feeling

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  4. It appears to be the final script written in stone and very haunting. Nicely written.

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  5. I like the wordings and situation handled in this haiku. My best wishes.

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  6. How strangely similar to the post I was going to blog x I ttok a photo of a woodpecker on a gravestone! Loved your haiku x

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    1. It's funny how that happens. There have been lots of times I had a thought for a blog post, then read nearly the same idea on another blog.

      And thanks, for your comment on the haiku...

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  7. Yes, though perhaps not in the written words, but always in the echo of them.

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