Thursday, August 19, 2010

Haiku my Heart Friday

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butterfly dancing,
dainty feet tickle flowers....
caterpillar dreams.


I remember reading "Illusions" by Richard Bach so many years ago...one of the passages he wrote went something like this:

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.  What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."

I also recall the Gary Larson cartoon of 2 caterpillars inching along on the ground.  They happened to look  up and saw butterflies flitting about.  One of the caterpillars looked at the other and said, "You'll never catch ME up in one of those things."

Well, change greets all of us, whether we are prepared for it or not....

Me?  I feel as if I'm in my chrysalis, about ready to break through and pump my newly formed wings.  An interesting place to be at this age....

It's Haiku my Heart Friday.  Won't you participate?  To see more offerings, head on over to Rebecca's place.  You won't be disappointed.







22 comments:

Spadoman said...

Beautiful photograph and beautiful Haiku. The last lines of your story made me think of my own life. I like to believe I'm always breaking through. In fact, I just only now, at this moment, thought of NOT living this way. Then said, "No way!"
Very good stuff.

Peace.

Caya-Papaya said...

I think being in a chrysalis is a lovely place to be- Rebirth can be a painful process, but thus far- I have always loved the end results.

Uma said...

Beautiful haiku, enjoyed the caterpillar's dream...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What it will become
only the creator knows—
O holy, holy!


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sue said...

love the haiku, and the photo of the caterpillar is fantastic..reminds me of the little fella from alice in wonderland..which in turn reminds me again of this quote..

'Ever drifting down the stream ~ Lingering in the golden gleam ~ Life, what is it but a dream?'
~ Lewis Carroll

'caterpillar dreams...' beautiful :)
is that fennel he's on?

deb did it said...

~dainty feet tickle flowers~ I love it!! and what a beautiful photo! FLY STRONG AND FREE....you will be fine!

Double Jointed Fingers said...

Did you take this photo? Because, I just took 4 or 5 photos of the same thing (not 10 minutes ago), a caterpiller on my dill plant. I've even done the research as to what it will be here:

http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg266.html

This is amazing. We must have been sisters in a different life.

tami said...

oh, renewal, rebirth - lovely and beautiful -

*jean* said...

wonderful! bursting with the possiblities!

Leslie said...

Oh, my. Your haiku, your commentary. You made me laugh, you made me think.

I love the Richard Bach quote."What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."

May we rest in the hands of the Master as we move forward into new and uncharted life territory.

Abi said...

Beautiful as always... thanks for visiting... I have no clue what Mercury or retrograde is, but they had better get it fixed... It's fine everywhere else, just not in that freakin post box... argh.

paper-n-soul said...

Having read "Illusions" as well, I can so appreciate where this comes from. So lovely. Transformation is difficult, exhilarating, exhausting, invigorating... and necessary to life.

Beautiful.

~Deb

Meri said...

In your chrysalis. . . intriguing. I wonder when you'll emerge, reborn? Does the caterpillar remember caterpillar-ness after the transition?

Ms. Moon said...

Yes. Such in interesting place to be. And our feet tickle the flowers as we wait for our wings to dry.

Stephanie said...

and to embrace the change...this can be the challenge.

I love the idea of being a chrysalis and emerging new and fresh

Dianne said...

Very cool photo and lovely haiku... Great though provoking post...

Noelle Renee said...

Hi Delphyne,
I love the photo,and I love your point about the mark of ignorance being the depth of one's belief in injustice and tragedy. My goodness, I was so moved by that statement. What follows is interesting as well. In my graduate school, our totem was the butterfly. I loved that because I chose to go back to school again late in life and found my wings after a long hard time on the ground. I wish you a great flight my dear! I am certain that your wings are glorious!
xo,
Noelle

rebecca said...

my dear close to emerging friend,
i watch in wonder as you reinvent yourself.

lovely haiku....beautiful photograph,
perfect welcoming home.

xoxoxoxoxo,
rebecca

Kathy McCullen said...

Wonderful shot! But my favorite thing about this post is the phrase "caterpillar dreams."

Scarlet Ily said...

What a beautiful, relaxing and inspirational haiku. Makes me want to dream with the caterpillars and dance with the butterflies...and embrace chanage!

Have a beautiful week, my new friend! :)

Leo said...

ah.. those catterpillars have dreams alright :) lovely photo and haiku..!

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Jasmine said...

Amazing picture. |Love the Haiku too :) x