The Haiku Challenge 2012

The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 17 – Waiting to Exhale

It is Day 17 and the prompt is “write a haiku inspired by the image below, for the theme “wait”‘
Waiting to exhale

Watching life stroll by
Perched on a flimsy platform
She awaits her future
The shutters are down
Together, they look forward
One more day will dawn

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 17 โ€“ February 17th โ€“ Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image
Inspirational Image Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom’s Photography

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24 Comments

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    Pranali Kadam
    February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    This is beautiful!
    If we take a closer look,The lady in the picture is trying to exhale/breathe,lostin thoughts.
    I loved your haiku from the first word to last.

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    Vidya Sury
    February 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you, dear Pranali, for the encouraging words!

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    Magical Mystical Teacher
    February 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Waiting is no work for the faint of heart.

    Waiting for the Women

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      Vidya Sury
      February 18, 2012 at 1:16 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ You are right. Patience is such a major virtue! Thanks for coming by!

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    Abby
    February 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Your words give a picture of hope to a photo of distress.

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    Joy
    February 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Vidya,
    Your way with words is so beautifully heart-felt…I feel each one! Thank you:)

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      Vidya Sury
      February 18, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Thank you so much, Joy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you, too!

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    Emily
    February 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

    “She awaits her future.” I love that you ended with hope and inspiration!

    That’s really a great picture!

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks, Emily. I imagined her as someone just waiting. ๐Ÿ™‚ That shop could be hers!

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    Amber
    February 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I just love the first one! Too good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Harleena Singh
    February 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Wonder what she’s waiting for Vidya!

    May be waiting for the shutter of the shop to open, may be waiting for the day to dawn and people to stop by and give them alms? Truly a picture to think deep about…

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Dear Harleena, thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ I never thought about alms! I was imagining that she owned the shop and had closed for the day ๐Ÿ˜€ Hugs!

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    My Inner Chick
    February 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    —Vidya,
    You have found your perfection in this poetry.

    Thank you.

    Luv You. Xx

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you, dearest Kim! Hugs to you!

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    Someone is Special
    February 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Heartfelt words.. Beautiful! Thanks for blessing this…

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    Work With Marcus
    February 19, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Hi Vidya,

    My gosh I have not written a Haiku since school days so it was wonderful to be re-acquainted with this beautiful poetry form by your equally beautiful offering.

    Maybe she is simply waiting in joy? (en-joy)

    Thank you for sharing this with us Vidya. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Marcus

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Welcome, Marcus! Yes! I imagined she closed shop for the day and was waiting for someone! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you dropped by!

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    becca givens
    February 19, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Touching … glad to see some hope woven within. Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Dear Becca, thank you. This is a common scene we see around here.

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    Kimberly
    February 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    This is your niche…your sweet spot in your heart. What a talent. I love everything that you write.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Dear Kimberly! Sniff sniff. Tissue please! You make me feel so emotional! Hugs and thanks for the lovely words! It is all going to my head!

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