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A Haiku: Vastitude

Ms. Carroll is a freelance writer who enjoys writing poetry, flash fiction and non-fiction on a myriad of topics.

Freeze Frame (photograph by Vicki Parker)

Freeze Frame (photograph by Vicki Parker)

A Haiku by Vicki Parker


Catch a falling leaf

or still a drop of water ...

Breathe in vastitude!

This simple haiku was inspired by the concept of infinity. I couldn't really find the words to bring it to full fruition with iambic pentameter, so I settled for the "less is more" approach of a haiku.

Upon closer examination the eye will notice this photograph is upside down and time is actually reversed.

Comments

Vicki Carroll (author) from Greater Birmingham Area on April 26, 2012:

Thanks Audrey. And thanks Readers Digest. When I tried to use vastitude in a sentence, I decided it was too worthy. It needed a peom instead !!!

Audrey Howitt from California on April 25, 2012:

Beautifully done!

Vicki Carroll (author) from Greater Birmingham Area on November 22, 2011:

Funny how the mind plays tricks on us : ) Thanks for commenting.

Zeikku on November 22, 2011:

Fascinating! My mind never would have noticed if you hadn't pointed out. I was still thinking about infinity.

jOlshan on November 21, 2011:

Simply elegant.

Love it!

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