Monday, January 31, 2011

Darkness slowly fades


Darkness slowly fades - eaten away by another - majestic morning #haiku

Image: Delicate Suspense in Misty Photos
Photographer: Dare Turnsek

I will come for you

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I will come for you - on a night wrapped in darkness - in your deep, black dreams #haiku

Image: Delicate Suspense in Misty Photographs
Photographer: Doug Siefken 

Hot copper and brass


Hot copper and brass - four-stroke heart heats a furnace - iron butterfly #haiku

Image: Iron, copper and brass

Summer on her way

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 Summer on her way -
time to be leaving on a -
steampunk holiday #haiku

Image: Steampunk Girl by Zoe Stead

Sudden summer breath


Sudden summer breath - the heavens open smiling - tropical kisses #haiku

Image: Houses damaged in trail of destruction across Western Australia
Photograph by Michael Wilson

Storms and heavy rain have ripped through large swaths of WA, damaging more than 100 houses and leaving 10,000 homes without power last night.
The storms, which were not related to weakening cyclone Bianca hovering off the WA coast, ripped through Geraldton on Saturday morning and through Northam, York, Beverley, Wongan Hills, Goomalling, Cunderdin and Toodyay.

Siren voices call


Siren voices call - rain on a distant mountain - lost twisted half dreams #haiku

Image: Moonlight Mountain Rain by Jessie Keylon

Footsteps echo here


Footsteps echo here - unheard by lonely strangers - within dusty rooms #haiku

Image: Chernobyl Today



A nation standing


A nation standing - in their solidarity - as the world watches - #haiku #egypt #lybia

Image: Day of Rage
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/25/day_of_rage?page=full

Tahrir Square, the main site of protest in Cairo - the capital's hub of political and economic life, as well as the most popular area for tourists - was chosen for its symbolic resonance. Above, demonstrators gather in defiance of police.
Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty Images


Now the world watches as Libya goes through a violent transition between peaceful demonstrators and a violent regime.





Saturday, January 29, 2011

Smiling moon steps down


Smiling moon steps down ~ rattles on your window pane ~ for a cup of tea #haiku

Image: What lies before us and what lies behind us
by Tina Tarnoff

Life slows in a breath


Life slows in a breath - between pale fading heartbeats - one day at a time #haiku

Image: Big World in Shanghai - The End of an Era: Shanghai 1949 by Sam Tata

Peak hour traffic fades


 Peak hour traffic fades - waiting for the lights to change - in flashes of green #haiku

Image: Chernobyl Today

Coil of mortal life


Coil of mortal life - fading engergy shadows - a lust for power  #haiku

Image: Chernobyl Today

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thoughts evaporate


Thoughts evaporate - fading into nothingness - in these empty days  #haiku

Image: Chernobyl Today

timeless moments ebb



timeless moments ebb - and flow, waves rise from the streets - in a tailor's stitch  #haiku

Image: Sewing Service from Old pictures of Shanghai 
Shanghai 1949 - the end of an era by Sam Tata


moment of shadow


moment of shadow - floating amid still water - that's a lot of fish #haiku

Image:  Rare old photographs of Chinese cities taken less than a hundred years ago


Pool of weeping tears


Pool of weeping tears - dancers on wings of true love - moonlight on the lake #haiku

Image: Moonlight on the Lake - posted by Kev
Thank you Cherie ❤ 

The ghosts of my dreams



The ghosts of my dreams - shine in painted reflection - floating on water  #haiku

Image:  Rare old photographs of Chinese cities taken less than a hundred years ago

A thousand eyes gaze



A thousand eyes gaze - as you walk through busy streets - captured by your grace - #haiku 

Image: Rare old photographs of Chinese cities taken less than a hundred years ago


Soft noise and movement



Soft noise and movement - as the moon crosses dark streets - crickets sing their songs #haiku

Image: Dark Street, Scary Night, Are You Safe?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dappled light sliding


Dappled light sliding - laughing momentarily - in one single breath #haiku

Image: Beauty in Nature

Where do the days go


Where do the days go - sitting on the porch drinking - 'til the sun goes down #haiku

Image: July 1939, Gordonton NC

Moonlight sears the dark



Moonlight sears the dark - echoed from your fingertips - in secret places  #haiku

Image: Entering Another World by Trey Ratcliff @ flickr
via @Sarahzad528

Fingers of light drift


Fingers of light drift - from a sleepy masquerade - through a mist of dreams #haiku

Image: Union Hotel, Adelaide, the Sympathy Orchestra

In shadows of time



In shadows of time - the moment slowly passes - within your silence #haiku

Image: Ta Prohm - Shadows of Time, Angkor
image © copyright Heidie Lee Locke - all rights reserved



As time steals away



As time steals away - leaving pale lasting traces - I cast no shadow #haiku

Image: Time Bandit by Max Nathan

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dreams come and go as


Dreams come and go as - laundry on the washing line - hanging out to dry  #haiku

Image: Fahn Street, West side, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-csas-06925
Noted architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston created a systematic record of early American buildings and gardens. Photographed primarily in the 1930s, the collection includes more than 7,100 images showing an estimated 1,700 structures and sites in rural and urban areas of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, and to a lesser extent Florida, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

Far-off horizons


Far-off horizons - amid a shady retreat - where dreams might repose  #haiku

Image: The Gellert Swimming Pool – Budapest, Hungary

Before I knew it


Before I knew it - time had swept me by, dancing - and summer was gone #haiku

Image:  Another building by Kahn, The National Theater (1911) on Monroe Street near Greektown, then - and now




Cemented by dreams


Cemented by dreams - woven dark brickwork texture - under stone-washed sky

Image: Forgotten Detroit - Albert Kahn Villa
This villa was one of Albert Kahn's first projects, on Eliot Street in Brush Park. Built in 1893 for the banker William Livingstone, it had to be torn down in 2007.  This house was not only famous for its long tortured decline, it was also renowned as the first commission by the young architect Albert Kahn while working for the George Mason-Zachariah Rice firm.


My love pours out from


My loves pours out from - holes in my heart where darkness - stills restless heartbeat  #haiku

Image: Butchart Garden 2 by Ecstaticist

http://www.pixdaus.com/single.php?id=192590

Thank you Cherie ❤


Morning tranquil breeze



Morning tranquil breeze - reaching out to distant seas - splintered waves of light  #haiku

Image: Pimalai Resort Swimming Pool – Koh Lanta, Thailand

Your song sighs streaming



Your song sighs streaming - gentle in the air and the line - goes on forever  #haiku

Image: Railway Lines - US Standard Gauges
http://www.cylive.com/content/28068/The_Fascinating_History_of_the_Railroad_Tracks_and_the_Space_Shuttle_Design

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A lazy sun hides - undercurrents of despair - a glimmer of hope



A lazy sun hides - undercurrents of despair - a glimmer of hope #haiku

Image: Sunset in Haiti The Nap Kenbe Project

The Nap Kenbe Project One year ago more than 220,000 men, women, and children lost their lives in an event that united the world in solidarity with the people of Haiti. Now, one year later, the wounds have become scars, the pain has become memory, and the sadness has become hope for and end to the continued suffering of the Haitian people.



Catching a deep breath - as the sun goes down under - tropical horizons #haiku

Image: Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, at night
Liisa @ picasaweb



As you shake the ground - from your fingers to my lips - a whole world crumbles #haiku

Image: Vietnam to Angkor Wat

I often wonder - if you are coming back home - or still out dancing


I often wonder - if you are coming back home - or still out dancing #haiku

Image: Taken in Pripyat, an abandoned city near Chernobyl

Walking in circles - through sad, dusty mazes of - possibility


Walking in circles - through sad, dusty mazes of - possibility

Image: The derelict Norwich Insane Asylum. Photo by www.flickr.com/photos/tom_tiernan/
The Controversial World of Urban Exploring

In ageing beauty / truth walks a fragile journey / soft lines of your face


In ageing beauty - truth walks a fragile journey - 
soft lines of your face

Image: now through a dangerous valley by Ryo

Staring up at the sky - if only I were a bird - my darling angel



Staring up at the sky - if only I were a bird - 
my darling angel  

Monday, January 24, 2011

I am cast away ~ circles of endless longing ~ in timeless shadow



I am cast away ~ circles of endless longing ~ 
in timeless shadow #haiku


Não sou lançado longe ~ a em nenhum lugar ~ na sombra eterna #haiku


Image: Hover - photograph by Thomas Hawk

Under cold moonlight - when the streets are paved with gold - I will come for you



Under cold moonlight - when the streets are paved with gold - 
I will come for you #haiku

Image:  Piazza della Signoria by Dagmar Bouskova
Although Florentine banking is no longer what it once was, the streets of Florence are still paved in gold. 
Or at least were on this rainy night.
The photo is taken in Piazza della Signoria.

When I close my eyes - and the dark night surrounds us - your heart sings to me


When I close my eyes -
and the dark night surrounds us -
your heart sings to me #haiku

Image: Steampunk Heart Brooch 2 by ValerianaSolaris on deviantART

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blossom trails the ground - a distant temple bell chimes - cricket sings to moon



Blossom trails the ground - a distant temple bell chimes - 
cricket sings to moon #haiku

Image: Insect made from a bunch of wire

Distant melody - songs of the night resounding - within hearts of stone


Distant melody - songs of the night resounding - 
within hearts of stone #haiku

Image: Ancient Egyptian Mural at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

I see your shadow - your silent screaming corrodes - leaving me speechless



I see your shadow - your silent screaming corrodes - 
leaving me speechless #haiku

Image: Saturday Night

Your pale skin dances - singing in rhythms that send - shivers down my spine



Your pale skin dances -
singing in rhythms that send -
shivers down my spine #haiku

Image: Steampunk Cylons

A gallery of Steampunk Cylons at http://dvice.com




In the night I dance - when no one hears my footsteps - flying on the ground


In the night I dance - when no one hears my footsteps - 
flying on the ground #haiku


Hips sway in the sand - embrace me in your madness - wrap me in darkness


Hips sway in the sand - embrace me in your madness - 
wrap me in darkness #haiku 

Image: Archaeologists find skeletal remains locked in eternal embrace
by Ariel David, Associated Press writer
  http://www.katu.com/news/5678656.html


Shadows loom in waves / before sunshine slowly fades / for the longest sleep


Shadows loom in waves - before sunshine slowly fades - 
for the longest sleep #haiku


Image: Martino Zegwaard

The amazing shot above comes from a facility in upstate New York that he simply refers to as “MT.”(Many UrbExers hide the true names/locations of the sites they visit to prevent the hordes from descending, which helps preserve the sites in their natively-messed-up condition for as long as possible, and keeps local security guards, et al, in the dark.)
Martino writes:
This relatively small psychiatric center is listed as one the most haunted places of the county. The lovely Nan took us to see this place. At least fenced off for over a decade the decay in here is beautiful. The building itself is about to collapse and you really have to watch your step. Parts of the floor are moving as you walk over it. This place is a must-see, despite the risks that come with the building. It has it all, wheelchairs, coffins, a dentist chair and a lot more stuff. We only had a couple of hours to explore this place, because we had to be in Philadelphia that same night.
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