Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ecstatic Layers Of Ice

The chick stays on the parent's feet, warm in their pouch

penguins; morning glory
a haze hangs over the colony
wobbly toes oft-tilt; dizzy


whiskered seals feed
pack their bellies with flakes
scrimshawed ice-bed



dancing in skates
upon the dry, cold canvas of glass
 sketch made in winter





This Haiku is shared with Carpe Diem - Usurai (Thin Ice).


78 comments:

  1. All very nice! I especially like the second one and the image of the 'scrimshawed ice bed.'

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    1. So good to read your appreciation of this post, Mary.Yes, the image of ice made me use that word. Thanks for the encouragement!:)

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    1. Thank you, Jahid!! Welcome aboard...

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  3. The image that you have created in my mind is so mesmersing ! Admire your magic with your words . This haiku is purely ecstatic :)

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    1. Maliny, Really appreciate your feedback....coming from you, it means a lot!Thank you.

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  4. a great one :) seriously liked d lovely play of so limited number of words conveying so much :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed, saikat. Thanks for your encouragement!!:)

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  5. wow its difficult to get one at times...you got a series of haiku...loved them all :)

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    1. Karan, I m not expert in Haiku...just tried writing Haiku and it was fun!!

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  6. all 3 wonderfully written,,,espec. the third - the random drawings our skates make on ice...

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    1. joanne...Good to see you here and thank you so much for your lovely comment. Glad to know that you enjoyed them--and incidentally the third one is my fave too :)))
      Thank you!!

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  7. Nicely composed with amazing weave of words

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    1. Am overjoyed reading your generous appreciation. Thank you so very much, Eashwar...

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  8. Beautiful pics and even better words_cool!:)

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  9. wonderful descriptions for each

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    1. Thanks a lot for your appreciation and for the visit..., humantriumphant!)))

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  10. Mesmerizing...not only the words but the imaginations that the words portray either with the Penguins...seals or the skate dancer is simply mesmerizing...!!!

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    1. Anjan, Really glad that you found these good ... Thanks for making my day!!:)

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  11. so haiku at last Panchali ----nice one s

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    1. Yup! Jumping like a moron from one prompt to another...it's fun! Thank you, Rajni.

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    1. Well...you are an expert..so, I am truly delighted to read your comment!!:)
      Thanks Speck.:)

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    2. An expert??? I get to learn a lot from your poems ma'am :-)

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    3. You are humble, speck. That's makes you a good poet and a human being!Thanks!!

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  13. delightful dance of the penguins in icy haiku

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    1. wow...what a beautiful comment....reads like a poetry. Thanks moondustwriter. Love your handle :))))

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  14. The ice skating at the end complements a very nice set.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to read through, Brudberg.
      Cheers

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    1. Am now feeling encouraged, Lisa. Thank you!!

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  16. Wosw Panchali !! This three in one haiku, bearing one striking title could be concieved only by you.I found it very appealing.

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    1. Usha..am not an expert in writing haiku. thanks to the google-calculator.... as that indeed made it fun and easy to construct!! Thanks for the time and for that encouragement...means a lot!!:)))

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    1. Thanks sooo much, Novel..:))

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    1. Mighty pleased to see you here...little princess :)))Thanks!!

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  19. Shotti, shundar, bhishon, shundar!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Julia....:)))))

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  20. Lovely set maam, I enjoyed the last one most, as I love drawing :D :)

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    1. Yes...I know. But, I didn't sketch that...downloaded it from google-image!
      Glad you enjoyed...Valli!:)Thanks !!

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  21. All of them bring a smile :) Lovely

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  22. Now Haiku too?Carry on my dear!!!

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    1. Just trying...Indu!! Thanks....:)

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  23. I could feel my hair rise , penetrating the layers of ice as I visualized:)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Rahul!:)

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  24. My heart goes out with the last one ..ecstatic compositions...** Hugs**

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    1. Odizz, Coming from you, this is a very gratifying compliment. Thanks re... :)))
      hugz back:)))

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  25. Enchanting!!!
    This reminds me of a chapter I read in class 4,
    Penguins- they hop on the ice with their black jackets on ,holding the hands of their fellow friends and diving into the chill cold waters.
    Silly Smiles... Take you Miles :)

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    1. Surbhi..What a lovely comment..! Your comment thrills me every time, my on-line dotty!! :)))
      I love penguins. I had written a kid's story in a little magazine a couple of years back. Let me dig it out from my archive and post it here! Hope you'll come to read it...
      Thanks a lot!

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  26. Haiku... I m falling in love.
    Ur creations are so lovely.

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    1. hahhaa...Haiku are joy to read, Manjulika. I am not an expert, so it doesn't come out effortlessly for me...
      Thanks for being here..:)

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  27. You are a wonderful poet, Ma'm. You ace the haiku as well. Loved all 3 of them. :)

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    1. Akshay, Thanks a bunch....! I am SO pleased you loved these... I never thought I could write haiku at all.. :)))))Still trying....
      Thanks for the encouragement, means a lot!!

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  28. I an almost see the penguins on wobbly toes dizzy walk....

    geetashree

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    1. Awww...so good to know that, geetashree. Thank you so much!

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  29. Hi maa, I made a wish yesterday but it didn't appear. Perhaps a network errand. :(
    So I am again shouting loud.. Post it soon. Just post it MAA.I'm SO crazy for kiddy stories. And ofcourse I'll come here to read it. And regarding your churma,here's the backlink. Silly Smiles... Take you Miles :)

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    1. Oh great...I'll post it soon. Let me dig it out from the archive! I shall go through the churma recipe now. Thanks, my precious on-line dotty...:)))Love you!!

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  30. cold canvas of glass sketch made in winter Wonderful haiku lines..it gives me a great pleasure whenever i go through ur Blog its AMAZING..GOD<3U

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    1. Good to see you after a long time, Adhi. Thanks for such an encouraging comment...coming from you, it means a lot! Thanks:)

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  31. Lovely imaginary, I liked the first one a lot. Have you seen Happy Feet?

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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading this, Saru. No, I have not seen Happy Feet. People rave about the emperor's Tap-dancing!!! Would love to watch it someday!
      Thanks for being here. I am so pleased!:)

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  32. oo now the sketch in winter on the ice is a very cool image in my head...how fascinating it would be to watch a skater that could intentionally do one...

    happy sunday to you

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    1. Oh, thanks Brian...I'd love to watch that one day for sure :)))

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