Thursday, September 2, 2010

haiku my heart: gathering clouds






Clouds gather darkly

mounting their winged wind-steeds

yet light pierces through.


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20 comments:

rebecca said...

leslie....beautiful through and through!
love the moody contrast of the darkening trees.
the promise of light.

(i wish i would have taken the time to tell you how much i LOVED your profile picture. it struck me so...as if you were communing with angels....
it was remarkable every time i looked at it)

thanks for being here.

B. Meandering said...

Oh girl, you've got it going on with these haikus of yours!
I love this one. Knowing what lies beneath the words makes this even more powerful.
Such an apt description of chronic pain--the clouds of illness gathering, mounting their
'steeds' (my nerve endings, your intestinal tracts), but yet believers as we are, we see the light piercing through the darkness, reminding us of His love and that He is with us always.
Thank you, friend, for your comments. I was instantly heart touched and felt better.
Tonight I read several of your comments on other blogs, and I truly feel the Lord is using you and your words to help others. So much power in those words---your suffering is indeed making you a light for others, including me.

Noelle Renee said...

Leslie this is just heavenly. There is both profound beauty and deep longing manifested in cloud cover, I think. It seems to take the shape of all of our hopes, fears and heartfelt dreams. Perhaps it is the nature of a cloud's ephemerality and the fact that it bodes storms and the ending of them as well. We live within the tension of the opposites--conflict and peace as the wind gathers her vapors in storms and then blows them apart and away and we see the remarkable gift of a clear day.
Blessings,
Noelle

Dianne said...

Beautiful... photos and haiku...

Spadoman said...

Beautiful photos. Reminds me to "look up". The Haiku is perfect, as we must see the light. I think there is a lesson here, that there is light somewhere, all the time, it may be behind the clouds.

Peace.

Tracy said...

winged wind-steeds... that is a beautiful line, Leslie! I love haiku... and you have a way with few words. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Ms. Moon said...

I've been noticing and writing about light this week. You did it beautifully.

tami said...

oh my, beautifully said - and pictured. Hope and light is present even thru the darkest storm.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

fascinating clouds.
you have a passion for them?
:)

Meri said...

winged-wind steeds -- yes I can see them. Ride on.

Delphyne said...

Like Meri, I liked the winged wind steeds. Gorgeous photos and beautiful haiku!

Uma said...

Beautiful haiku and breathtaking photos.

Caya-Papaya said...

I love this photograph and haiku! Something about those clouds reminds me of a stampede of horses - so your words seem so perfect. beautiful.

Debbie D. said...

Yea for the Light!!

Alexis Hallum said...

I just loved this. Haiku is one of my favorite forms and you've done it so well.
"yet light pierces through." <-That is beautiful.

Thank you SO much for your comment on my post.

Jodi said...

Just catching up on all your posts this week. Beautiful photos by the way. Are you okay?

Kathy McCullen said...

what gorgeous image for wind: mounting...winged steeds!

Sarah said...

Lovely photos . . . I love clouds and these are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Francesca said...

Yes, must look for that light. It's there.

oliviasbiopiclog said...

Can't decide- both your Images and Writing are so powerful..
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