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The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 3 – Paint the image

Today’s haiku prompt is “paint the picture”
  
Day 3:
Worldly-wise
Balanced on a stick
Wrinkles of experience
Speak louder than words.

Years of observing
Passers-by taught him lessons
outside the classroom.

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 3 – February 3rd – Theme: Paint the Image
Photo Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom’s Photography



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18 Comments

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    Terri Sonoda
    February 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I have chills from this one.    I’m not surprised that you notice (and care about!)  people the way you do.  I wish I knew more people like you.  It seems no one notices the less-fortunate, the elderly, etc., these days, for their unique contributions.  You do.  That’s just one of the many things I love about you, my friend.
    Keep those haikus coming!

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    Someone is Special
    February 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    an experience taught outside the classroom.. Touching one vidya..

    Someone is Special

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    Amber
    February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    They do speak louder than words!
    WOW for the second one!

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    Taylor
    February 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    super lovely.

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    becca givens
    February 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The “worldly experience” often outweighs the classroom … some of the most intelligent, well read people I know, never completed high school … 

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Thank you Betsy 🙂 I am having fun writing it. It is a long time since I wrote any poetry 😀 I appreciate you  sharing yesterday’s post! Hugs!

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Indeed, Andy. Hmm. now why didn’t i think of that? 😀 

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Thank you, Saravana. 

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Right, Becca! 🙂 Often, it is what life teaches us that’s more significant than what we learn by rote in a classroom!

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Thank you, Taylor. I can’t stop laughing at your photo of the cat’s tail in the fish’s mouth. 😀 Talk about real “Fail”!

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Thank you, Amber! 🙂 The second one was a quick after-thought, really. Glad you liked it!

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Thank you, Terri! Such kind words. So many people touch our lives. And yes, I too feel sad about the elderly and the less fortunate not being taken seriously.  I grew up with a terrific grandmother and had the privilege of being in a joint family. Also, a family that had people forever helping the community we lived in. 🙂  and a family that never differentiated others by their status. I am lucky. To come from a background like that, and doubly lucky to have you for a friend.  I feel so encouraged by your wonderful comments, Terri. Hugs.

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    andy sewina
    February 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    The university of life, perhaps?

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    Betsy @ Zen Mama
    February 4, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Im really enjoying all your poetry.  Your mother’s poem yesterday was especially moving!

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    Vidya Sury
    February 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you, Kim. Am so enjoying doing this. And am happy you like it too! Hugs.

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    My Inner Chick
    February 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    –Vidya,
    I absolutely love your Haikus.
    **Wrinkles of experience
    Speak louder than words.**

    You Thrill me :)) Xxx Love to you today.

    My Inner Chick  http://myinnerchick.com

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    Vidya Sury
    February 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    😀 I know how you feel. Thank you and Hugs! The commenting system behaved this time. I really appreciate your patience. 

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    Kimberly
    February 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    OMG…I’m going to stab your commenting system
    Seriously.
    Why is it so prejudice against me…wahhhhhh… LOL
    THis is so lovely.
    Love every word.
    And the picture paired with it is just beautiful

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