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“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

Haiku: Simply The Best...

Haiku: Simply The Best…

Voyager ascends
Mom’s heartbeat enfolds her child
Eternal love flames

Voyager ascends
Humanity en-capsuled
Earth …  struggles and joys

“Looking back at my life’s voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.” Ginger Rogers

Haiku: Simply The Best...

Haiku: Simply The Best…

Voyager ascends
Global greetings from us all
Love’s Golden Record

Voyager ascends
Explorations shared elsewhere…
Peace doves and fresh air

More Below…

“Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.” Arnold J. Toynbee

Haiku: Simply The Best...

Haiku: Simply The Best…

Voyager ascends
Cultural accoutrements
selfie sticks … and more

What’s Simply The Best?
Man’s compassion … measured acts?
Voyager ascends

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Simply The Best – below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post:  Simply The Best: NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?


Positive Motivation Tip: We are all on a voyage to ourselves… take only the best memories with you. Listen


PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Coiled Galaxy, Voyager Spacecraft, Golden Record, Montage of Planets, RadioIsotope, via Wikipedia & NASA

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

102 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/07/2015 12:48 pm

    Love your Haiku, Eliz…hope all is well. And the photos are amazing. 😉 I should write Haiku…it’s a great exercise in sparse writing…something picture book writers need to do these days.

  2. Robin Masshole mommy permalink
    29/07/2015 2:09 pm

    When I think of things that are the best, my kids come to mind. I always tell them that they are the best.

  3. amanda permalink
    29/07/2015 2:32 pm

    You are combining two of my favorite things to teach my students about: haikus and outer space. What a fun post!

  4. Scott permalink
    29/07/2015 3:31 pm

    Haikus are about the only type of poem I like. The rest are lost on me.

    • Dawn McAlexander permalink
      29/07/2015 8:33 pm

      I agree, I think haikus are nice. I think haikus are able to have more meaning and sound more powerful rather than a normal poem.

  5. coolchillmom permalink
    29/07/2015 3:50 pm

    You are amazing with this Haiko. I need some practice. Love the message

  6. vegetarianmamma permalink
    29/07/2015 5:45 pm

    I love the thought of only taking the positive memories and moments with us. That is so important not to dwell on the past!

  7. FRED permalink
    29/07/2015 6:34 pm

    Simple haiku poetry but universal in appeal. What a great idea to write about Voyager mission with such poetic beauty.

  8. Gladys Parker permalink
    29/07/2015 6:43 pm

    I’m not a very deep person so out of this I kept the saying “take only the best memories with you.” To me that means my children, grandchildren, parents and siblings, closest friend. I try to make memories with them every time we are together, even if it is the I Love You’s or feel of the hugs.

  9. sacha permalink
    29/07/2015 7:33 pm

    This is mindblowing! amazing

  10. mrenkema79 permalink
    29/07/2015 7:45 pm

    Beautiful pictures, and love the poetry!!

  11. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    29/07/2015 8:03 pm

    I really like that motivation tip! These pics are awesome.

  12. Liz Mays permalink
    29/07/2015 8:11 pm

    I like the way you talk about a mom’s heartbeat enfolding her child. That’s certainly true!

  13. just1mommysopinion permalink
    29/07/2015 9:13 pm

    I love the haiku! Very cool post..

  14. 29/07/2015 10:40 pm

    This is amazing, how do you find these things 🙂

  15. phyliciamarie permalink
    30/07/2015 2:18 am

    I like how you interpreted the theme, it’s like your haikus are saying that to be simply the best , we have to improve, and the best are people with compassion, heart and drive.

  16. 30/07/2015 3:14 am

    Awesome! I love that golden record.

  17. 30/07/2015 5:07 am

    Simply awesome, Elizabeth. 🙂

  18. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    30/07/2015 5:18 am

    Wikipedia is my go to place when searching for stuff too. These are great photos.

  19. Jeanine permalink
    30/07/2015 5:59 am

    Wow love this. I love the moms heartbeat … That is so lovely. And the photos are fabulous.

  20. Shann Eva (@Shanneva) permalink
    30/07/2015 6:09 am

    So cool. I didn’t know they were building a new Voyager. Love all the pictures.

  21. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    30/07/2015 6:23 am

    Love these haikus! The photos are just as awesome, too! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Rosey permalink
    30/07/2015 8:20 am

    You did get creative with your selections. You always do though, that’s why this is one of my favorite places to visit. 🙂

  23. 30/07/2015 9:25 am

    Great haikus in appreciation of the solar system. Quite unique. That’s the kind of thing I love doing, because it’s short yet meaningful.

  24. livingoffloveandcoffee permalink
    30/07/2015 9:38 am

    I love the line “Mom’s heartbeat enfolds her child” that is just so powerful. I’ve always tried describing the love for my kids but I can never capture the right words.

  25. Esme Sy permalink
    30/07/2015 9:57 am

    I love your haiku and I admire you for writing such great ones. The photos are amazing!

  26. Nova permalink
    30/07/2015 10:47 am

    My son adores your Haiku as he loves the solar system and you’ve just have plenty in this post.

  27. Tiffany Yong permalink
    30/07/2015 10:52 am

    I was just researching on planets, horoscopes and natal charts, and here I am, seeing all the planets! haha… what a coincidence!

  28. mimi2410 permalink
    30/07/2015 11:15 am

    I love Haikus, always wish I could write them this well!

    • 30/07/2015 2:25 pm

      Start with anything and then let it build. I’m still learning the form and I constantly switch to another style as bad habits are hard to let go of. Haha! 😆 Just try.

  29. jacquelineobyikocha permalink
    30/07/2015 11:58 am

    Now this is awesome. I learn everyday. Maybe I should learn a bit more about Haiku. Thanks for sharing

  30. joycandrian permalink
    30/07/2015 12:14 pm

    Beautiful combination of words!

  31. Rosey permalink
    30/07/2015 12:57 pm

    I know my last comment I said before here. But fact is fact, and I don’t say it everywhere. 🙂

  32. Farrah permalink
    30/07/2015 1:24 pm

    I’m trying to keep postpartum depression at bay, so this is very encouraging!

  33. Jonathan Key permalink
    30/07/2015 1:58 pm

    These pictures are stunning! Love anything to do with outer space. Look forward to following your blog and easing more.

  34. Amanda Love permalink
    30/07/2015 1:59 pm

    When I read your post title the first thing I thought of was Tina Turner’s song: Simply The Best. It’s always been one of my favorite. BTW love the pics of the planets.

  35. SweetMemoirs Page permalink
    30/07/2015 5:57 pm

    I am starting to learn to appreciate Haiku, you write so well…

  36. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    30/07/2015 7:34 pm

    You really are talented in writing and creating poetry ms. Elizabeth. I couldn’t even make a haiku close to how you express it in this post. Bravo! ^^

    • 31/07/2015 11:06 am

      Yes you can Yvonne… One of other blog buddies, Celestine, said same a couple of years ago and she is a brilliant Haiku writer today… Believe! 🙂

  37. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    30/07/2015 8:08 pm

    Omg what a lovely post!!! Makes me wish I was a writer and had actual writing talent! Love haikus 🙂

  38. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    30/07/2015 9:12 pm

    Haiku and space takes you to totally different worlds of imagination. Such golden words are a voyage and we should take only best memories with us.

  39. Mia Foo permalink
    30/07/2015 11:05 pm

    I’m so lost I needa google on haiku:
    Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.

    haha, I’ve learnt a new thing today, thanks to your post! lovely choice of pictures, btw.

  40. Maria Lianos-Carbone (@amotherworld) permalink
    31/07/2015 12:00 am

    I truly enjoy your posts – they are so different from other blogs I read. I used to write poetry and Haikus – need to explore this writing again.

  41. 31/07/2015 4:12 am

    writing haiku’s so tough to begin with and that’s a pretty tough theme! It was lovely, though.

  42. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    31/07/2015 4:19 am

    Nice photos and good Haiku. When I think of the best … My family ranks best.

  43. Holly @ Woman Tribune permalink
    31/07/2015 5:10 am

    Love that voyager haiku. Just lovely. Haikus can be a lot of fun to write.

  44. Jason Panuelos permalink
    31/07/2015 5:41 am

    It really is awesome how powerful a haiku is despite its simplicity! It teaches and entertains! All the love! 😀

  45. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    31/07/2015 6:50 am

    This post is just awesome and the photos are so stunning.

  46. Beth Williams (@TranslateTravel) permalink
    31/07/2015 7:06 am

    Everyone is on a voyage! Just need to make the most of it, right?

  47. Krystal permalink
    31/07/2015 10:19 am

    I love those space images. My son is obsessed with thinking about the unknown and what’s beyond the moon!

  48. Nicol permalink
    31/07/2015 11:37 am

    i love the first haiku! it makes me think of a few of my friends who are pregnant. its beautiful

  49. Betsy permalink
    31/07/2015 11:38 am

    It’s an interesting idea, what is the best of our culture and deserves to be on that rocket! Thanks for the thought provoker!

  50. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    31/07/2015 12:33 pm

    Well as you know I like your haiku style, but this round I find it slightly hard to understand or relate. Maybe its the galaxy or something to do with space and Nasa.

  51. 31/07/2015 6:01 pm

    Loving and appreciating what we have now and and in the future goes together. Seeing beyond what pur eyes can see is most important

  52. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    31/07/2015 6:03 pm

    Im not good in writing poems. Though these lines are amazing and deep. I truly appreciate things what pur eyes can see

  53. Camesha permalink
    31/07/2015 7:57 pm

    I like that line “take only the best memories with you” Classic!

  54. PrayerFull Mum permalink
    31/07/2015 9:44 pm

    That was an amazing Haiku, excellent link-up with outer space. The photos compliments the poem perfectly!

  55. Angie Patricia permalink
    31/07/2015 11:08 pm

    love the poem but i don’t really understand the deep meaning ,i should search the dictionary first.thanks for sharing

  56. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    01/08/2015 4:25 am

    you have a nice way to put into Haikus what your heart says about the theme.

  57. JessicaACassidy permalink
    01/08/2015 5:09 am

    These are so beautiful and unique patterns.

  58. Nova permalink
    01/08/2015 6:03 am

    Another way for NASA to explore the different planets outside our own, to see what other planets can offer to us, even if it’s for our own knowledge of information about our solar system.

  59. Louise ღ (@louisechelle) permalink
    01/08/2015 7:39 am

    I’m amazed at people who can do Haiku as I find it really challenging. Great job Elizabeth. Anyway, you’re right. We are all a voyager in this life and it’s very important that we bring the best and happiest memories we have as it will affect our vibes or perspective. We must not be afraid to discover new things or even get lost in circumstances. We must always look at life like we’re always on the search of new things. 🙂

  60. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    01/08/2015 9:29 am

    It would be great to take photos as beautiful as these!

  61. Chanel Marie permalink
    01/08/2015 8:09 pm

    Voyager’s expedition is very exciting. Who knows what’s else is in store for humanity?

  62. rocky permalink
    04/08/2015 10:17 pm

    Such amazing photos you have here!

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