Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Polished stones glisten

                                                                              Attribution: Lejon Saarloos
Image: Polished River Stones (here)

Hazy afternoon
Ripples of stream water glides
Polished stones glisten

Workers wormed their way
Crowded highway jammed with cars
Back from the rat race

Extending its reach
A cicada needs only
sing sweet melody

Birds returned to roost
Sky darkened night life begins
Can the city sleep?

For Chev's CARPE DIEM GW #31 'One of a Kind' and
Magaly's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful expressions here Hank. A joy to read.

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  2. the city never sleeps...always someone going somewhere...the country though has its own nightlife that never sleeps...but that is more critters

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  3. The photo and the first stanza remind me that secluded or just untouched areas in nature offer so much rest from my daily busy life. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Cities never do, always something on the go. But I'll take the slow over the rat race

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  5. Stones polished by stream water - I don't think there is a lovelier more iconic image for peaceful rest. Good one, Hank.

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  6. I don't think the city can sleep, not with those darn cicadas singing ~

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  7. I enjoyed each of these..felt the stress of back from the rat race..and the peace of ..hazy afternoon. Nice work

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  8. That last haiku brought "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra in mind "the city that never sleeps" ...

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  9. I live in a quiet area - nature is heard over cars. I find it "fun" to visit a city - look out hotel windows and watch the going's on - loved looking out the 10th story window of a New York City hotel…

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  10. I rather think that the answer to the question is a resounding no.

    Only One Feather

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  11. Not New York. This beautiful beast keep even the birds awake...

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