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 – February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image
Inspirational Image Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom’s Photography

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  1. Pranali Kadam Reply

    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.

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

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

    That’s really a great picture!

  4. 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…

    • Dear Harleena, thanks for your comment. 🙂 I never thought about alms! I was imagining that she owned the shop and had closed for the day 😀 Hugs!

  5. My Inner Chick Reply

    You have found your perfection in this poetry.

    Thank you.

    Luv You. Xx

  6. 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. 🙂


    • Welcome, Marcus! Yes! I imagined she closed shop for the day and was waiting for someone! 🙂 So glad you dropped by!

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

    • 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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