Monday, March 05, 2007

Earthy



a tree succumbs
to wind and rain
moist earthy scent

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tree succumbs
to wind and rain
roots revealed

This is in gracious response to the weekly prompt "Earth/Dirt/Mud" at One Deep Breath. I've always loved the smell of fresh dirt. This is a great prompt to get us closer to the ground. I love it!

17 comments:

Brian said...

I know just what you mean. That scent is so unique.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the smell of earth too, especially after rain!

Nathalie said...

Oh the first is the one that works best for me. I love you mentioning the smell of fresh moist dirt!

Very evocative poem and beautiful photo too

edwin s said...

hello mizzzapped!

the haiku is wonderful. the second I like. I imagine the roots very easily.

oh, and thanks ever so for visiting KLDP.

Regina Clare Jane said...

It's amazing the power of rain and wind to uproot a tree! Wonderful haiku- very visual!

Tammy said...

I just love the smell of earth...wonderful!

Ron said...

It's fun getting to know good writers and poets. Good job tonight. Look forward to reading more from you.

Becca said...

That first haiku certainly evoked the smell of mud and earth for me! Good job :)

Roswila said...

Don't know which of these I like better! Filled with the sensations... thanks.

Colorful Prose said...

I prefer the "roots revealed" of the second, but there's less of the mud idea and no olfactory pleasure. The tree is actually secondary in the firt haiku, where it is essential in the second.

Jodi said...

I love the earthy smell too. Beets always remind me of it as I think they kind of smell earthy.

Alina Chau said...

this is beautiful, it's like an abstract painting!!

jem said...

Good. I really like the second one. The sense of inversion, seeing things usually hidden.

getzapped said...

I thank you all for your comments and it's fun to know most of you enjoy the earthy sent of mud ;) I also appreciate your input about each haiku. The first one was written with the prompt in mind, but the second is related to the actual picture -roots revealed from the heavy wind storm. I think it worked well to express the real event. Peace.

Borut said...

You got me closer to the ground. I love it!:)

Remiman said...

GZ,
So apt for spring when we crave the scent of mother earth. Well said.
rel

Bianca said...

Love the view through your Haikus.