Sunday, March 2, 2008

Prompt #1: Change

The first prompt for One Single Impression is change.

As we worked together to create this blog to pick up where One Deep Breath has left off, change seemed an obvious choice for the first prompt. This blog reflects change as much it reflects a desire for continuity — especially the continuation of blogger relationships in the online poetry community. Focusing on the interests of a group and creating an inviting atmosphere is a change from the solo act of a personal blog.

As we embrace the challenges that come with change we also lean on old certainties. It's wonderful to transform a potential loss as an opportunity for growth. Thanks for being a part of the change!

Here are a few of Basho's haiku for inspiration.

Pommeling hail —
like the old oak,
I never change.

Do not forget the plum,
in the thicket.

Wake, butterfly –
it’s late, we’ve miles
to go together.

Here is one from Akutagawa, Ryunosuke:

Sick and feverish
Glimpse of cherry blossoms
Still shivering.

k k k k k k k

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