Sunday, September 28, 2008

Prompt 31: Fleeting

Nancy Bea Miller of Genre Cookshop offers us this week's post of fleeting along with this poem, this tender and wonderful photo, a haiku by Basho, and a thought on the nature of haiku and creativity! Thanks, friend!

The baby's warm foot,
dangling free: round, fragrant, soft-
next spring running hard.

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Old Pond
by Matsuo Basho
Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto.

Old pond
A frog leaps in
The sound of water.

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"Every moment of life should remind us, and death clearly does remind us, that the fleeting moments we seek to capture in haiku are impermanent. Yet, as Bob [Robert Spiess] also wrote, "that impermanence allows us to be creatively free: if the universe were fixed, true creativity would not be possible." (Michael Dylan Welch, Modern Haiku)

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17 comments:

  1. Thank you Nancy, I have enjoyed trying to write for your prompt.
    Now I am ready to enjoy the works all others have written.
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  2. Thank you for an interesting prompt. I enjoyed what you wrote here.

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  3. Hope I don't offend anyone with my entry. It's what came, so I let it come...
    Thanks for the interesting prompt!

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  4. Lovely prompt.
    I hope to be able to read more and comment this week: I got completely swamped again...

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  5. An interesting and beautiful introduction to the prompt!

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  6. This is a great prompt; I love how you caught the essence of infancy!

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  7. A neat prompt-it can go in all directions.

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  8. I'm so glad people are enjoying my prompt! I'm really enjoying seeing all the different interpretations.

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  9. This was a great prompt. You really had to think about it. Thanks

    love bd

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  10. ''thanks nancy for a great prompt and
    a wonderful post..

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  11. Sorry, I was following a Blog.

    love-bd

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  12. Thanks for the mind searching prompt! I love your contribution. Babies feet! delightful! So true!

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  13. Love fleeting has now led me to billowing, I've been using it since I saw it. And from the pic and my kids titles. If I snatched it somewhere I apologize. Between fleeting and billowing my vocab is limited this week.

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  14. This is, indeed, a great prompt, Nancy. The photo is precious.

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  15. Although we have differences in culture, but do not want is that this view is the same and I like that!

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