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“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” Marcel Proust

Haiku: The Early Years... the world is a book

Haiku: The Early Years… the world is a book

This is not page three
Early years, part idyllic
Spent buried in books…

Curled up in a corner of my dad’s home office, book in hand, I entered the magical world of words. There, I found the sunny parts and the missing parts of my life; a world that made more sense. In this haiku, I share snippets of my early years… and I’m just being honest about the specific page numbers in my offline writings.

“Life is the childhood of our immortality.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Haiku: The Early Years...

Haiku: The Early Years… Secrets

This is not page two
Mystified by my childhood
Shrouded in secrets…

Some parts of my earliest years were shrouded in mystery. The inexplicable absence of certain details filled in by invented imagery.

¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥

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“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.” E. B. White

Haiku: The Early Years...

Haiku: The Early Years…

This is not page one
Didn’t I have a childhood?
A doorway much lost…

As childhoods go, there were key elements missing, and when the subject was broached, the answers baffled me. What about you? Did you write page three of your autobiography?  Update: If I missed checking  your blog, it was because I was at the hospital with a loved one… they will be fine. •.★♥★.• Happy New Year All!•.★♥★.• Love ya! 🙂

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: The Early Years. Write page three of your autobiography.
And Weekly Writing Challenge: Just Do It! Your challenge: post every day for a full week. We’re excited to see what you’ll post about — be sure to tag your post DPchallenge so that we can follow your progress.

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: The early years are both formative and formidable. To survive them is to be truly blessed. This post is for you!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos  Book Collage, via Wikipedia, Childhood Secrets, via Flickr, or via my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

42 Comments leave one →
  1. 31/12/2012 2:51 am

    Happy new year Our childhood is forever Thanks for your support this year

    • 01/01/2013 1:02 am

      TY too for checking in …
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  2. 31/12/2012 3:36 am

    and may 2013 bring everything you wish.. 😉

    • 01/01/2013 1:10 am

      Same to you Gerry! TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  3. 31/12/2012 4:38 am

    Just wanted to thank you for all your kindness and support, and for your Blog which I have always enjoyed so much. I hope 2013 brings you the joy and success you so richly deserve

    • 01/01/2013 1:11 am

      TY Peter for your wonderful blog and generous spirit.
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  4. 31/12/2012 4:43 am


    • 01/01/2013 1:13 am

      TY Bindu,
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  5. 31/12/2012 5:51 am

    Hope your love one is much, much better and will not be spending new year in the hospital. I did write page 3 of early years but I am more interested in your story. Happy new year, Myrth.

    • 01/01/2013 1:15 am

      TY for asking and for your blessings… all will be well. I will read yours soon. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  6. 31/12/2012 5:56 am

    Best wishes, Eliz! Thank you for all the beautiful, heartwarming, inspiring posts.

    • 01/01/2013 1:15 am

      TY Amy for your kind support. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  7. 31/12/2012 7:36 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you your heart’s desire in 2013.


    • 01/01/2013 1:16 am

      Amen and same to you! Blessings!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  8. 31/12/2012 8:01 am

    I enjoyed a 35 year page three – working and playing with 8 year olds. I grew older, but didn’t grow up. Books served me as a young child, and now as an older child. Happy 2013!

    • 01/01/2013 1:17 am

      Wonderful share. TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  9. 31/12/2012 8:42 am

    Happy New Year to you Elizabeth. Lovely childhood memories, and I love the pics. 🙂

    • 01/01/2013 1:18 am

      TY Adin! They were mixed, but I grew and learned plenty.•
      .★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  10. 31/12/2012 10:49 am

    A lovely New year, Elizabeth. Excellent haiku

    • 01/01/2013 1:47 am

      TY! Glad we have started a new page on this earth. “•.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  11. 31/12/2012 1:15 pm

    Happy New Year, Elizabeth. Thank you for all your support in 2012 as well as the beautiful happy birthday song/comment you sent on my birthday! Looking forward to following you through 2013 😀

    • 01/01/2013 1:49 am

      TY too for your friendship and support! •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  12. 31/12/2012 10:18 pm

    The best years of life…the early years.

    • 01/01/2013 1:50 am

      TY! They were mixed for me… 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  13. 01/01/2013 1:10 pm

    Eliz, the quote from EB White really stuck with me. If so many people can’t open their minds to possibilities, focus should be placed inwards to the difference you can make on your own. Like it. M

    • 03/01/2013 2:00 am

      Great analysis too from you Miriam. TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  14. 01/01/2013 3:38 pm

    I agree with proust. nothing better than curling up with a good book! wishing you a great 2013!

    • 03/01/2013 1:20 pm

      TY too for the feedback love … I appreciate it. 🙂

  15. 02/01/2013 2:18 pm

    Happy New Year Elizabeth!

    • 03/01/2013 12:50 pm

      I tried to leave same on your blog but comments are closed. Thank you! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  16. 02/01/2013 6:01 pm

    Love the secrets one with the girls. So sweet. 🙂

  17. 02/01/2013 10:25 pm

    Awesome post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • 02/01/2013 11:00 pm

      Thank you for your comment and feedback… Happy New Year! 🙂

  18. 02/01/2013 10:30 pm

    The missing details of your childhood must drive you crazy! Hope your loved one is better. Thanks again for your inspiring work 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 1:36 pm

      TY for your feedback Madhu.. it’s an unfolding, intriguing story. Yes, my loved one is getting better…. slowly but surely. TY!

  19. 04/01/2013 6:25 am

    an autobiography??? that sounds like an awesome task…
    but, who knows…maybe a page at a time… it could be done…

  20. 14/06/2015 7:31 am

    You lead off with Marcel Proust. Say no more. Gotta follow.


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