Tuesday April 26th, 2011

The exercise:

Two haiku about: success.

Because, miracle of miracles, the Canucks won tonight. They had to be all dramatic and do it in overtime, but they did it.

Now on to round two against Nashville.

Mine:

After so much pain,
so many doubts and stumbles,
at long last: success.

*     *     *

Stand atop the peak,
look down at what you've conquered,
and savor the view.

4 Comments:

Greg said...

Congratulations on the Canucks win! I'm sure all the cardiac doctors out there appreciated them taking it to the wire!
I like your second haiku best today, but they're both pretty damn good.

Success
My success means naught
As all the long nights just cost
Me my only love.

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Glittering medals,
A big house, five cars is what
Success means to you

morganna said...

On playing in the dark with a flashlight and a cat:

A dart of light here,
A leap and pounce there -- success
Playing with kitty!
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The flowers nod so
Over the vase -- another
Successful bouquet.

Nicole said...

Your second one strongly reminds me of the feeling I had when I took this picture. :)

It's been a while since I wrote a haiku, let's see...

Nerves keep me quiet
Why can't I just ask for it?
Oh. That was easy.

....

The trees in flower,
Exhaust belching from the trucks,
Lungs heave in the air.

(stupid allergies, but I rode to work anyway)

Marc said...

Greg - yeah, I was seeing a lot of comments on Facebook after the game about people aging prematurely :)

That first one is rather gloomy, but it is nicely done. I liked the second one too.

Morganna - I like the image your first one painted in my mind, and the second one is very lovely.

Nicole - always a pleasure to see you poking 'round these parts :)

Great picture. I can only imagine how satisfying reaching the top must have been.

Love your first one :D