Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Richard Wright's first "their watching faces " - December 4, 2014


among the crowds, like
books carelessly left open
faces telling tales

another story -
tragedy or happiness
on a stranger's face

I'm a wanderer
walking on this autumn road
collecting stories

(c) G.s.k. '14



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This is the first special dedicated to the haiku poetry of Richard Wright ... this is his haiku which we used as inspiration to write a new poem, in the same tone as his ... using the 5-7-5 format which he preferred.

Their watching faces,
as I walk the autumn road
make me a traveler.


© Richard Wright

Here is our host's contribution:

following the sand path
circling around this mountain
I feel like an eagle

© Chèvrefeuille


For more information about the prompts and about Richard Wright please follow the link below.

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special

4 comments:

  1. I like how you managed to keep autumn in it -- and how the series flows so easily -- takes a lot of work to get it to look so effortless! The "faces telling tales" motif -- very nice, very nice!

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    1. Between you and me, I re-wrote the concluding haiku to work autumn into it! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. So many faces in open books. Lovely image!

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  3. I think that walking roads in books is the best way to travel sometimes.

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harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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