Listening for the words in a quiet corner of the night. The fiction, poetry, and photography of Jason Evans.
Beautiful thought to begin this workweek. At first I read an "in" in the last line, but on second read, I see that the poem is totally different without it - "embrace a meadow" has the whole of creation in it. William Blake said, "To see the world in a grain of sand" - this reflects the same feeling.
Your poem and photo give a feeling of contentment! :)
Lovely tiny delicateness.
How did you manage to capture the vastness of distance and the intimacy of an embrace in three simple and perfect lines?:-)love,me
Distances may seem to separate, but links are inevitably thereHaikus are such meaningful poetry! :)
as many embrace your words....just lovely, Jason
Karen, you really captured it with that observation. :) Place and time...we minimize them, but actually, they profoundly govern us. To overcome them is something profound.Margaret, something has triumphed here.Catvibe, the forest flowers seem so emphemeral.PhilipH, thanks!PixieDust, I like trying to tap into the raw power of words. I was thinking about drilling down on haiku. How few words could one use? I suppose, the ultimate would be three words, one for each line. But I digress. Thank you for sensing that same power.Mona, so very true. I wonder what they mean.Meghan, thank you!Kaye, what a wonderful thing to say! If that's true in even small ways, then I've accomplished something I'll treasure always.
less is more... perfect jason!
Classic form wonderfully done.
Shadow, somehow it intensifies.Walking Man, thanks! Haiku really is a surprisingly rich tool.
I've been fascinated by haiku since I was nine. The structural, math-y element of it appeals to me, like sonnets. It's like DNA: hyperstructure with infinite possibility for expression.If I have the luxury of driving alone, I turn off the radio and compose haikus in my head. Haiku is the chinoiserie of poetry and this one is lovely. Elemental, understated, elegant. Nice work.
Haiku is hard; much harder than it looks.Well done.
Laurel, I like the force of brevity too. The message must be dripping with potency to work.Kurt, you need to slice off just the right amount of subject matter.
Beautiful, Jason. I could loose myself in both photo and words...
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