Moments : Flight

Inspired by: Robin @ Bird Tweets

Haiku Friday

Once you learn to fly
standing, walking, or running
Will no longer do...

Although every man believes that his decisions and resolutions involve the most multifarious factors, in reality they are mere oscillation between flight and longing.
~Herman Broch~

In Robin's post, she asked that we
"ponder be-wingedment".
I did, and the haiku above was my appraisal of flight.
In my comment, I told Robin that my task would be to find a photo that
fit my haiku her post inspired.


It seems as though my everlasting energy has caught up with me,
or maybe it's the weather - I don't know.
All I know is that I feel baaaaad.
Yesterday I stayed home on account of how yucky I felt.
Today is really no exception, but I dragged myself in.
Alright, enough whining from me....


  1. love your haiku. once you've tasted flying you know how unsatisfactory the others can be!

  2. So much talent! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. (hugs) I hope you get back into awesome energy mode again soon. :(

    I love the birdie haiku too. :)

  4. music on lines????? the birds are notes.

  5. Get more rest and take lots of vitamin C and B. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Seriously... I ALWAYS love you haikus. They are beautiful, vivid, and thoughtful.

    Maybe when I grow up I can be like you. :o)

  7. Once in flight
    all else is
    tracks in the sand.

    (not haiku)

  8. I love the shot and the haiku. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you will feel better soon.

  9. great haiku (very true, I imagine), and I hope you feel better soon!

  10. I'm sorry you're feeling badly.
    I love this haiku and the accompanying picture, absolutely beautiful and inspiring.
    Have a wonderful Friday.

  11. Beautiful haiku. There is so much truth in it. Also love the photo.

  12. It seems to me your lack of energy has not effect your photography skills. This is so lovely and heart warming. I love the sepia tones in the photo. Hope you feel better soon.

  13. Lovely little poem to match the quirky and inspiring photograph. I dunno but it always seems like you have a TON of energy to me... ;-)

  14. Very, very lovely. This is powerful sentiment!
    I hope you are soon feeling better.

  15. I heart moo too xo

    Too bad you feel awful. Maybe you need more sleep? B vitamins? Hugs?

    Find out what you need and get it.
    xoxo (great haiku)

  16. Love the haiku and the equally beautiful photo, thank you

  17. I love the classic birds on a wire photograph. It always reminds me of this short film I saw before a Pixar movie once.

  18. Another amazing photo! I hope you are feeling better - rest up.

  19. Very pretty, I like to read your work
    evening bell (Steven)

  20. i have tried and tried to comment on this post since you first wrote it.. from my iPhone...which i couldn't mange to do. this is a perfect haiku and i am tickled pink it was inspired by my post and poem. i love it! i even thought it made a perfect byline for my blog. with credit to you of course :) the simplicity of your photograph nailed it with the haiku...

    i'm still here in chicago and will be all week. i'm not on the internet much but i am anxious to begin exploring your blog once i arrive home. you are already a great inspiration :)

  21. Such a poetic shot. And a lovely inspirational haiku to go with it.