Monday, September 18, 2017

WHY?

Haibun/Haiku Monday, and we’re
asked to feature the WHY of our writing
style, and add a classic haiku (not a micro-poem).
Submitted to dVerse
September 18, 2017




Why do I turn to the back page to see if it ends
well before I select a book, and why are most
of my poems the same?  Because I’m an eternal
optimist, honed by lessons learned early on from
sturdy stock, empowered by faith, enamored of
words, inordinately curious, occasionally sarcastic
with a humorous bent, compelled to commit
words to paper,  and hoping to leave positive
footprints in the sands of time.  When my book
of life is written, I trust it ends well.

*********
winter approaches
a clean slate is presented
write a new story

20 comments:

  1. I can't think of a better way to live than "to leave positive
    footprints in the sands of time." Nice haiku about the "clean slate" coming.

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  2. Love your optimism, and that clean slate. Sometimes cleaning it is hard!

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  3. A lovely tribute to happy endings. (I love how you pick your books to read!). Yes, I am sure your book will end well.

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    1. I DO read documentaries and autobiographies, regardless of how they end, I must confess.

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  4. Perhaps you are right and winter is a clean slate.

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  5. Such a lovely form to read, nice indeed. Greetings!

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  6. I hope my previous comment came through. I loved your optimism and positivity.

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  7. I do the same thing too...check if there is a happy ending. So glad to know your positive outlook in life Bev. Love your photo and this part: leave positive
    footprints in the sands of time.

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  8. Wonderful reflection, ...and IO venture to say, your book will make for a warm read.

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  9. Love this, especially the haiku. πŸŒΈπŸ’›

    - imelda

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  10. Love the positive not and that wonderful haiku. To leave good footprints (maybe for others to follow) is the best you can do with life.

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  11. This is lovely - and the "write a new story" so sweet. I adore your approach to life.

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  12. Frankly, I am a bit envious of this style. It is important to leave an admirable legacy and you have succeeded.:-)

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  13. So well put, Bev! I love your honesty, optimism and your hope to 'leave positive footprints in the sands of time'.

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  14. I like the last line. write a new story.

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  15. Yes, Beverly. I am sure your story will have a wonderful ending. Such positivism is contagious! Write a new story!

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  16. I think you book will have a happy ending.

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  17. I was surprised with your self claim of "I’m an eternal
    optimist" -- instead, I often hear you rant against things. So I hear your negative voice often. And I often like it.

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    1. I am surprised to hear you say you hear my negative voice often. I try to be positive always.

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  18. That's the spirit, - faith in the made and done. :-)

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