Sunday, November 29, 2009

Haiku 112909*

a mink stole

a lambskin jacket
thanksgiving guests






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*For One Single Impression, Prompt 92: Migration (From one habitat to another, from one state of being to another...)


26 comments:

Maggie said...

I saw the mink, lamb and turkey meet the guests on thanksgiving day.

SandyCarlson said...

That conjures some interesting images and smells. Makes me think of all the coats that used to lie on my parents' bed on the holidays. When our family was big.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

This was so crisp and visual...you spoke volumes with just a few words. Wonderful!

Loch Rob said...

It does bring about several nice images. I was thinking of Johnny Carson and "The Great Carnack". :)
Nice!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

As always, Carlos - I love it! I love the words mink and lambskin together. Very cool. You never disappoint. ;-)

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Hi Maggie. Thanks for your comments. I wonder how the three felt migrating from one habitat to another and meeting the other guests on thanksgiving. :)

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Hi Sandy. I expect those were wonderful and happy gatherings.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Thank you, "Sweetest in the Gale"!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Loch Rob -- Thanks. I liked his skits, too.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Shannon -- I'm glad you loved what you saw in the post.

if said...

that is so original!!

Devika said...

Its a rather unfamiliar image to me...but seems very cosy :)

wishes,
devika

Jukota said...

Your haiku are stunning, and this is just another example. You painted a picture of my family's thanksgiving, grandma's coat, Uncle Bob's coat, yes, back when they were still here and able to come to thanksgiving!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Devika, thanks for your visit. I'm pleased you read that part about coziness and warmth. In my mind the scene was also about the cold -- when one leaves his habitat for another that's unfamiliar, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not.

Regards.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Jukota, I'm pleased the post evoked happy memories for you.

Devika said...

ha! i know Carlos...I am from Kerala, which has nothing to do with winter (its humid in the range of 28-32-34C)...who got shifted to the extreme climatic conditions of Delhi...and I'm still not at home with it....

I LOVE winter (perhaps thats when i feel the comfort of warmth) And I HATE the summer here...that goes to 45C! :))

wishes,
devika

Carlos Gesmundo said...

By the way, Devika, I like your blogs, especially "A Socio-Politically Inclined Onlooker" (I await new posts) and "Abstract Deductions". About the latter, I love the pictures you have used. About the "pond", I love the line "...ripples -- echoes of voices from the past rebounding..."

Regards.

Devika said...

Oh Thanks Carlos...Pictures...i only have an eye for them -photography is not my forte :)

i too was thinking -- have not been serious with my blogs; May be 2010 will offer a good start :)

echoes of voices from the past --i find it all a mere repetition of events...meaning of it --may be we better ourselves...we get that ability to love without expectations :)

anyway, so thanks for this note here Carlos :)

wishes,
devika

spacedlaw said...

Which does indeed sound like a major migration period.

Amity Me said...

happy thanksgiving Carlos!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Spacedlaw -- thanks for visiting. :)

Carlos Gesmundo said...

You, too, Amity!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

hope you had great time!

best wishes
shraddha

Tumblewords: said...

That's a migration, for sure. The imagery is well crafted.

gabrielle said...

So much imparted with a few deft strokes. Coats tossed on a bead, guests gather to give thanks and enjoy a savory meal. Mink and lambskin - don't usually follow the same migration paths.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Yes. Minks are said to be year-round residents of their habitat; sheep stay/go where they are tended and herded. Sometimes they both find themselves in our stores and our homes. Unfortunately, not by choice. :)