Skip to main content

A haiku and a picture. (wordless wednesday no.18)





Snarled tangled We

Mangle inseparably

Pleasure Pain and Love!


© 2010 Preeti Shenoy



For more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print. Kindly do not reproduce without permission.



Comments

  1. That's a very nice close-up detail of the wires. I see a letter "A" in it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey, Inspiring words... I have this strange feeling of separation whenever i see such a barbed wire, like someone is bound and cant get free...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohh beautifully written - Simply fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  4. @catsynth so true..just noticed it after i saw your comment..

    ReplyDelete
  5. I donot know what is happening here!! Whenever i comment here(this post) someone would also be doing the same simultaneously..happened twice before.. will it happen a third time?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Barbed ironies warn
    Trespassers keep a distance
    Lest ye be caught fast

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sukhmandir: Nice one even though it isnt 5-7-5. Thanks for dropping by--happy ww!

    Shantharam: :-)Barbed wires do say 'keep out' and 'ouch'. I cut my leg across one after I clicked the pic. But luckily no scars :)

    Ruch: Thank you! It's a strict 5-7-5 too. My first 'strict' Haiku.If you have written any I'd love to read..please send them to me. I love Haiku.

    Catsynth: Yes--I had noticed the A too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. 5-7-5 refers to the sounds (syllables) does it?

    nice imagery!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Haiku -there is a haiku post on my blog - not written by me but just the translations of a few of my favorite haikus in Japanese.The originals in japanese are simply superb.
    I am more of a 55 fiction sort of writer :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. nice snap for wordless wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Shimmer: Interesting is an interesting word :)

    Jyotiajay: Thanks.I liked the snap too. It was clicked in Kerala but really it could have been anywhere.

    Ruch:Will surely check it.

    Suma: thank you. Pic clicked by yours truly :) Yes--5-7-5 is syllable count. Its really hard to get exact number of syllables yet express what you want.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Marvellous Preeti!

    The picture speaks the same as the haiku!
    Beautiful!

    http://shindeneeraj.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love Haiku and I am glad you have discovered it.
    Can you also bring nature into your Haiku when you attempt it next?
    Great picture too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Brilliant photo and caption, poetic words!Beautiful shot!

    ReplyDelete
  16. this is one of the best Haiku ive read! its so true! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. There is something beautiful about pain,

    When felt so close up,

    The tangles of life have put our deaths in place...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi there!
    Hmm such complexity in a tiny bit of barbed wire.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hey! You are back!
    I like the new look :)
    great photograph too xo

    ReplyDelete
  20. The last line totally totally shifts the whole thing. Loved it :)
    Good Haiku is tough, as i am finding it now :). This one is super good

    ReplyDelete
  21. Prashant: yes, struggled a bit with that one..and here, when u read it, the we can be interpreted in two ways :) It can be 'snarled tangled we' or 'we mangle inseparably'. I liked the pic more though! Was on the phone to you minutes before I clicked it in my mom's village. Managed to cut my leg as well :)

    Gillian: Thank U! :)

    Devilmood: Happy new year! Yes--a complex bit of wire indeed :)

    Committed to life: Thanks! I was pleased with it too.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Kamal: Death is always in place, isnt it? I agree about the beauty in pain.

    Sunshine: yes! Thank u! :)

    Kiki:Thank you so much! Very kind words indeed.

    Bimal:Thanks a lot! I too liked the pic more than Haiku. I do love the Haikus where there is nature but I also like the ones which capture a relationship.

    Neeraj:Thank you so very much!

    ReplyDelete
  23. 這麼好的部落格,以後看不到怎麼辦啊!!!........................................

    ReplyDelete
  24. I dont know what you have written in Chinese--i presume it is something good. (and i presume it is chinese too :P ) Either ways--thank U :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. awesome macro...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)

Popular posts from this blog

Preeti Shenoy--New novel releasing soon!

Preeti Shenoy--Cover releaseCountdown
There's some exciting news for you :) My new novel is releasing in November. The pre-order link will be up on October 7th.

The cover  (and the title) will be unveiled for the very first time in Birmingham UK.
I am a keynote speaker at the Birmingham Literature Festival.



Desi Blitzwhich is Britain's  award winning, leading  Asian web-magazine, has been co-ordinating the whole event, and have been corresponding with me over the last many months to make this happen.




I am very very excited about it. I will be travelling to UK in October. I used to live in UK, andone of my novels features Norwich, the place where I used to live.
(Yes, I will be travelling to Norwich too, later, after the cover release).

You can watch the unveiling of the cover --LIVE by following myFacebook author page. (Hover over 'like' and enable 'see first' to not miss any notification)
You can also follow the page as there will be a lot of fun stuff happenin…

Greetings from Cherrapunji --A heart shaped rock and other true stories (post 28)

We began our day with a trek down the mountains, through the pine forests. We didn't have a guide. Satish and I decided to explore the path on our own. It was slippery in many places, and we had to be certain of our footing, else we would have tumbled down. Tall coniferous trees formed dense canopies, through which sunlight couldn't trickle down. Ferns, spider-webs, mushrooms and pine-cones dotted the path. It was dark, damp, green and oh so pure. We walked down slowly, and a magnificent sight greeted us. I am sharing a picture I clicked.


We climbed back, contented happy souls. We found a vantage point from where we had a view of this very lake that we had trekked down to. I stood there and made a painting.


After breakfast, we left forCherrapunjee.

Just before we reached Cherrapunjee, we took a diversion went to The Garden of Caves in Laitmawsiang. The sight is mesmerising, stunning, fascinating. It is a must-do if you ever visit North-East. The main attraction is the natural…

Meghalya --kissed by the clouds (post 26)

Greetings from Meghalaya. True to it's name, it is a place kissed by the clouds. As I type this, from my picture window, the rain falls gently outside making a pitter-patter sound. It feels like I am living inside a poem.

We drove from Shillong to Mawlynnong, which has earned the moniker of Asia's cleanest village. The drive itself was arduous, as the mountain roads are terrible. Since I ave been so many times to the Western ghats in South India, this just seemed like a poor cousin in comparison. The roads in South India are much much better. After a bone-rattling torturous car ride, we arrived tired and hungry. We ate at a small restaurant (sticky rice, watery dal and some kind of delicious chutney made of onion, tomato and green chillies loosely pounded). Then we began our walk to see the living root bridges.

That was AMAZING. It is a sight worth seeing. I felt the forests in Avatar movie had come alive from the sets and had been resurrected here. I couldn't help marve…