Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rough Diamonds

Picture Credit: Google Images

Young Upstarts

Dare make an attempt
Fascination struck softly
None that are refined

Mark of innocence
Reckless show of defiance
Unrelenting kinds

Juvenile and crude
Not one to be seen friendly
Unbridled upstarts

Unflinching movements
Rough diamonds lack polishing
But all is not lost!

Haiku inspired for d'Verse OpenLinkNight

41 comments:

  1. a rough diamond is still a diamond...smiles...and they certainly need someone to polish them...

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  2. Brian - A process takes place but the doses vary. The parents are the likely ones to polish!

    Hank

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  3. Love the pic, which you probably knew. As the kitties sure go at it when they are small, even when they are big and tall. Life helps them take shape, even a hairy ape.

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    1. Right Pat! Good thing about kitties
      They are cute and they purr when stroked
      They respond fast and are lively
      That would melt most of the folks

      Hank

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    1. Yes SRM,
      They're cuties and little darlings!

      Hank

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  5. The picture is gorgeous Pareng Hank!...

    And the poem is beautiful!... A diamond whatever the state is still a diamond, precious!

    JJRod'z

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    1. Agreed ParengJJ,
      We are the ones who would have to 'polish' them

      Hank

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  6. i love those diamonds in the making...in the process..and one day they shine..

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    1. Claudia,
      There's no doubt they would shine!

      Hank

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  7. Love the photo and haiku...they just go perfectly together...these little diamonds need some work :)

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    1. Imperative they would or they get left behind!

      Hank

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  8. The picture is cute..and your haiku fits it well.

    In time, all diamonds shine ~

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    1. Yes Heaven, some take shortcuts and end up longer!

      Hank

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  9. Gorgeous kitties, even if they have yet to learn their manners :)

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    1. Kitties like hens have been known to be difficult to train apparently. In time they would!

      Hank

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  10. This may describe all of us at an earlier point in life, don't you think??

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  11. Ah so now I know why I carried that scarf..to polish my diamonds(kids).
    much enjoyed this poem!!
    Lynne

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    1. That's right Lynne! Makes one pretty too!

      Hank

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  12. The picture does remind me of my children when they were little. But I had to browse through quick - takut kucing!

    Love the message of your poem, I wonder if I was a good polisher.

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    1. Just as our young oceangirl! Kucing cute-lah, tak 'pa!
      You certainly are! The happiness of seeing them make good after their teen years is the measure!

      Hank

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  13. Your poem is wonderful, Hank, and I absolutely love the photo. Those are the cutest kittens I've seen in a long time.
    K

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    1. Thanks Kay! Google makes it easy!

      Hank

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  14. It works either as a single poem or a sequence of haiku. Well done.

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  15. Sedihnya rasa. Pelawat yang lain semuanya dapat menikmati poem ini. Masih juga datang mencuba.Nanti lah satu hari dapat ilham.

    Salaam /////hank

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    1. Pelawat lain terima sesama Pak Cik! Terima kasih melayari disini. Pak Cik banyak ilham tapi hendak start saja. Itu tak masalah! Salam Pak Cik!


      Hank

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  16. I like the idea of chaining a group of haikus together.

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    1. It completes the picture somehow, Cosmo. Thanks!

      Hank

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  17. think the cute cats paint the picture so well!!

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  18. I read each section and reflected on it. Each can stand alone and has depth. Nice work Hank.

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    1. Thanks Myrna! That's the beauty of haiku writing, I guess.

      Hank

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  19. All is never lost -- great point. All is a lesson, or a blessing.

    I was such a young upstart for a long time. Glad I grew up so enlightened. :)

    xo

    And guess what?? I'm gonna make and post YOUR sidebar button second next, Hank. whooohooooo.

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    1. Jannie Ma'am,
      All of us start wild! And it was fun to do.It's what you make of it later in life that matters. When we are enlightened shows that we are in firm control. Great!

      Hank
      P/S Thanks for the honour. Appreciate it very much!

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  20. Wonderful haiku, and fabulous picture of the kittens! Love the post!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

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  21. Hank, this reads well as a whole poem. Nicely done.

    Pamela

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