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Perseverant Nature

July 9, 2010
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee


The wind blows roughly,
Angry, violent and wild,
Refusing to die.

Tree limbs fight the gusts
Warring with the gales of wind
Unwilling to fail.

An ant tugs a crumb,
Striving to reach the pile's top-
Not ready to fail.

A flawless flower
Tall among stifling weeds
Growing despite odds.


The author's comments:
At face value, these Haiku are simply about nature, but read deeper and you'll see this can be applied to your life!

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on Aug. 26 2010 at 6:12 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Ahw, thank you! Yes! Thats the picture exactly! Thanks!

on Aug. 26 2010 at 6:11 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thank you so much! That one is my favorite too :)

on Aug. 26 2010 at 5:34 pm
amandap PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
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aww I love the last stanza! its great! keep up the writing!

on Aug. 26 2010 at 12:39 am
Drizzle29 SILVER, Norwalk, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

i absolutely LOVE the flower stanza! it makes me think of those little plants that grow in between rocks like on a mountain. its a PERFECT symbol. and i like the idea of combining haikus! this is such a beautiful poem, i'm gonna go read your other poems now :)

on Aug. 12 2010 at 8:51 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Lol. Yeah, all three of those lines were kind of stretched. I figured if Shakespeare could pull off adding accents on letters to make par with iambic pentameter, I could add a few syllables to words so they met haiku terms! :P Thanks for the comments and constructive criticism!

on Aug. 11 2010 at 7:37 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

and also, i think "angry, violent and wild" is only 6.  but this is really good.  love the last stanza.

on Aug. 10 2010 at 2:29 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
23 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wearing a Christian T-shirt, and a cross necklace does NOT make you a Christian. , "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord "They are plans to give you a hope and a future.'' Jeremiah 29:11

i   ove this sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much it has real meaning adn it is a good meaning to!! love it!

MAX123 said...
on Aug. 8 2010 at 12:39 pm

tall among stifling weeds is only 6,

And to me altough some disagree, I the pile's is two syllables, but it depends, : )

That is all I caught. sorry that I made it sound like you totally messed up. but you didn't and I think that you did awe-some!!! : ) : )


on Aug. 7 2010 at 10:07 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thanks for the comment! Can you tell me which lines have the wrong syllables please? I couldn't find which ones were off but I'd love to fix whichever one has errors... Thanks again!

MAX123 said...
on Aug. 6 2010 at 10:39 pm
Good!!! but it would be a free verse poem, because your "haikus" need to have 5 syllables in the first and third line and seven syllables in the second. not all of them had the right number. But I REALLY like the title and the way you veiw nature!!

on Aug. 6 2010 at 9:05 am
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

:) :) :) :) I love love love it! You are definatley one talented writer poet girl!!! I really enjoy reading all your work! :P

on Aug. 4 2010 at 9:18 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
58 articles 3 photos 750 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

This si amazing!! the poem has a deeper meaning and i love that!! If you could please rate and comment on my work that would be great!! thanks and ur sooo good!!!


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