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Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS

03/08/2016

“To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.” Bear Grylls

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS - Wax and wane...

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS – Wax and wane…

In winter and fall…
rekindled relationships
warm the hearth and heart

Over many years…
our connections waxed and waned
entangled by words

In winter and fall…
dwindled friendships and foes go
maimed hearts hibernate

Throughout our lives, we build all sorts of connections. Some of them are for a lifetime while others are fleeting and serve a very temporary role in our lives. But all our connections leave remnants or traces of what was and what could have been, and they inform our experiences and memories that get tucked away in the recesses of our hearts. In my years blogging, I’ve come across many, many creative souls and all have left something behind; a lesson, a memory, a sweetness, a harsh realization but, no regrets. I am at peace with that.
“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” Charles Eames

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS - Wax and wane...

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS – Wax and wane…

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS - Wax and wane...

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS – Wax and wane…

Summer, Spring, Autumn…
cycles of connections grow
fueled memories

Life … in retrospect
measured by our connections
both large and little

Summer, Spring, Autumn…
cycles of connections wane
cherished memories

Some of us love exploring our thoughts in haiku, as it forces us to snip away at our tendency to be verbose. Or as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates said in his book, Between The World And Me, poetry helps us get rid of distracting, useless words. I like that. For this piece on connections, I wanted to take a look at all sorts of connections we experience in our lives. I wanted to explore them without fully naming them. They are indeed like the seasons … they come and go. They wax and wane. What are your memories of your many connections?

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“Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.” Joseph Brodsky

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS - Wax and wane...

Haiku: Our CONNECTIONS – Wax and wane…

Online and Offline…
connections bred everywhere
like new shoots, plantings

We plant evergreens
Of digital tales on blogs
As readers turn friends

Online and Offline…
connections frayed everywhere
Some grow, others … don’t!

In peace and wartime
connections pull us closer
Love infused treasures

In peace and wartime
connections tear us apart
Which path will YOU choose?

After writing this piece, I decided to try a completely different ending and, added the last two stanzas. They take a somewhat different perspective but, the message remains the same. Our connections change. Choose and cherish the ones that matter. What are your thoughts?
Connection: For this Discover challenge, think about the ways you’ve connected — big or small — to others through blogging (or any online community or outlet). Was it an unexpected thoughtful comment from a reader in a different country? A series of tweets with a celebrity or person you admire? An online exchange that led you to meet someone in real life — and become dear friends? Tell us that story, or show us what that connection looks or feels like, in any format you prefer. Finding our inspiration in a recent webcomic, let’s consider the connections — big and small — we’ve made through our blogs.  To help other participants and new fans find your response in the Reader, tag your post #DiscoverWP. Not sure how to add a tag? Learn more.

Positive Motivation Tip: Connection fill our lives hope, hurt and promises.  Treasure yours

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos : Connections via Pixabay and  via Wikipedia

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

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/08/2016 11:53 pm

    I met a blogging friend last week and learnt that she had met another and I didn’t even know they knew each other, these connections are wonderful!

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  2. cassandrarme permalink
    13/08/2016 10:13 am

    That was beautiful. Please keep writing I love these!

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  3. lex permalink
    15/08/2016 1:01 pm

    “Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.” Joseph Brodsky

    how cute one will always want to remember this for a better life on connections.

    Like

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