Monday, October 15, 2007

Balance



I wrestle with you
finding the perfect balance
waiting for high tide

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is Balance.

28 comments:

susanlavonne said...

both the photo and the haiku blow me away! (which is to say, they unbalance me :-)

Roswila said...

Oh, thank you. What a fabulous photo. And your words really capture it. :-) ...and the next unbalancing in the offing ....

Pearl said...

Interesting. The image and words are quite interdependant. The image is striking alone as well.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a fine balancing act, impressive!

Greggo said...

the photo and the haiku are both wonderful!

polona said...

i've always been amazed by these balancing stones.
well done!

qualcosa di bello said...

both the photo & the words leave me holding my breath in anticipation...

Christine said...

Wow. I really like the transient quality which "high tide" infers. I love the shadow circle of the rock.

Jo said...

Love the synergy between words and image!

tumblewords said...

Lovely! The photo and the poetry process perfectly.

Sandy said...

Great photo and verse. I am so anxious to try that!

Eli Edmundson said...

I've always loved these sort of nature sculptures, neat photo!

Masago said...

Love it.

Lyrically speaking said...

Wow, love it and the pic is nice, very creative

jem said...

Truly beautiful. So much to think about. Stories to write to go with the words and picture. And ultimately the question of whether it will still be standing once the tide comes in.

Cloudscome said...

Beautiful photo! It makes me wonder what will happen at high tide... loss of balance? Great tension.

spacedlaw said...

That picture is great. And the haiku powerful.

buep said...

Very impressive!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Beautiful and balanced simplicity.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Beautiful.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

The weight of your words is balanced beautifully with the picture. Peace, xx, JP/deb

Patois said...

Brilliant, poem and photo both. Have I seen that photo before here? Something is knocking at the back of mind about it. And you.

Colorful Prose said...

I have friends that do this, too. I love how the shadow is nearly round and the rock itself is oval...something to be said there, I think.

Mandy said...

wonderful shadow

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh I loved this - both the haiku and the photo. Excellent.

get zapped said...

I'm overjoyed by all the response to this post. It's so much fun to share my love of balancing rocks. If only I could make a living doing this ;p

What I love about doing it is, the challenge, which teaches me patience, the impermanence, the nature of all things and the pure beauty. I hope you all give it a try sometime.

jessica said...

wonderful words
great image.

Self Sagacity said...

How you were able to capture the rock as such is amazing to me. Found you by searching for Zin and Zen. Visit me when you get a chance.:-)