Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MindLoveMisery's Menagerie Photo-challenge 98 "mate"

“Mate” by Anne Worner CC BY-SA 2.0
Dear friends and followers,

It's really a joy to visit other weblogs. One of the weblogs which I am frequently visiting is MindLoveMisery's Menagerie, a weblog where I am a co-host too, has several challenges. One of them is the photo challenge and that's the item where this post is about.

The above photo by Anne Worner is the source for the inspiration. What do I see? I see a public chessgame somewhere on a square. This woman and her boyfriend (?) are playing a game of chess. As I look at the title of this photo "mate", than it can mean that the game is over, but it can also mean that this woman and the man have just met eachother, or he is her mate or vice versa ... it's a nice scene and it inspired me to write the following haiku:

a game of chess
while a skylark sings it's song -
I lost the game

© Chèvrefeuille

A nice one I think, several of you will know this haiku I think, because I used it earlier at my daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
See you next time.



Anonymous said...

thank you so much for sharing your very inspired and wonderful haiku Chèvrefeuille!

My mind is soaking in the beauty of your words - the imagery of a skylark singing - it speaks to me in such wonderful ways .... with so many possibilities and meanings; the haiku is indeed wonderful - you've captured not only one essence - but several - and if the goal of haiku is to capture a moment fleeting in time - then I believe you have done just this! And with such elegance and insight.

thank you for sharing your response to the photo challenge!


Carol Campbell said...

Oh yes. Nature can be so distracting!