Come, My Son


Take hold of these hands
Weathered, withering branches
Still as strong as oaks

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 3 – February 3rd – Theme: Paint the Image
http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/
Photo Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom’s Photography
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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sonsy lass
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 11:30:17

    Fab-u-lous!

    Reply

  2. lolamouse
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 12:24:50

    You thought of wood as well! A bit more of a positive spin than mine, though! Very well done.

    Reply

  3. Amber
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:28:03

    Touching!

    Reply

  4. Liliana Negoi
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:30:02

    bowing down – this is excellent! wonderful message!

    Reply

  5. Taylor
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:48:11

    powerful words…

    Reply

  6. becca givens
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 15:37:42

    An oak is a mighty tree — with years of life in them … they can weather many storms well.
    Powerful imagery invoked … thank you for sharing!

    Reply

  7. Someone is Special
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 18:12:44

    They are strong and your Haiku is a powerful one..

    Someone is Special

    Reply

  8. paulo guimaraes
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 18:25:28

    Wonderful, powerful write!

    Reply

  9. Andy Sewina
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 19:18:29

    A wonderful invitation!

    Reply

  10. vivinfrance
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 02:35:29

    My favourite still.

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Apr 22, 2012 @ 14:26:55

      Thank you so much! I’m behind on my haiku reading, so I have yet to read the “still” haiku, but I’m sure there are many wonderful ones–love how everyone has such different perspectives 🙂

      Reply

  11. Mr. Walker
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 13:02:46

    Wonderful. The hands – branches – oaks connection is done so well.

    Richard

    Reply

  12. artmusedog
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 13:22:45

    Tribute to the elder’s strength ~ Wonderful! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

    Reply

  13. becca givens
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 16:31:56

    It was one of my favorites in February — and still is! 🙂 Thank you for the revisit!!
    Day 22 ~~ Moonlit Windows

    Reply

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