Saturday, September 09, 2006

Solitude as Hyper Fib...

calls me
from other
points on my life path
where to find wabi sabi now?
in the wild where solitude rests forever alone

If we extend the fib concept for another line, we have the "hyper fib"-- which may, in fact, ruin the terseness of the form, but can still be fun to play with. I suspect blogger will play havoc with the shape of this and give me a few extra line wraps, unfortunately.

Solitude: so rich to roll around the mind. Inner solitude is often available. But for physical solitude, I turn to thoughts of deep woods, especially those of the northeast U.S. where I grew up. It was never obvious to us as children that it was tame. Trees gave the illusion of solitude, getting lost in the backyard. Here, midst the playground of a major metropolitan area, solitude in the "wild" can be tough to discover. What do the kids do for solitude in such an environment? More haiku on Solitude at One Deep Breath.

Perhaps when the time comes that
there is no more silence and no more aloneness,
there will also be no longer
anyone who wants to be alone.

--Joseph Wood Krutch

For the rest of this quote, a larger excerpt at least, please visit Romantic Naturalist.


Anonymous said...

I love the photo - especially the tilt of the tree, it highlights the idea of imperfection.

The hyper fib is very calming too :)

Anonymous said...

I hope to live in Colorado one day. I love it. I visited for the first time two summers ago.

kerrdelune said...

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A fib in the shape of an evergreen, this is lovely - kudos to you for it.

Anonymous said...

can you tell me more on this writing form ... i love to try different writing forms ... and this one is different from usual 5-7-5 haiku ...

Anonymous said...

my first fib :

do indulge :)