Ancient Sentinel

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Limbs stretching outward
Girded in furrowed armor
Ancient sentinel

I can’t resist a good haiku and my friend Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem always has incredible prompts and teachings.  It’s been too long since I’ve been a regular visitor of his blog.

Today’s theme is a Haiku Writing Technique (HWT) in which we ‘find the divine in the common’.  I attempted to emulate the writing style in my haiku, above.  Visit the Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #75 prompt to learn more about this form.

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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2 Responses to Ancient Sentinel

  1. Great subject matter and evocative imagery

  2. Awesome response Gene. I had some difficulties to find the divine in the common, but that’s more my problem (because English isn’t my maiden language). After reading and re-reading this haiku I finally found the deeper meaning, maybe more based in what I see on the image. Two old Oaks, spiritual symbol for secret doors and wisdom.

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