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May 11, 2009

Identity and Change

Recently Dr. Maria Siemionow and her team of doctors performed a full face transplant on Connie Culp.

Connie Culp's story challenges my whole idea of identity. Where do I, as an individual, place my value? I feel I am due for a change. Don't know exactly what, just that something is brewing inside of me.

yellow blind path


Change
A single drop of water
Falling steadily upon a rock.

PinkPurl is hosting a Haiku blog festival. I wrote the above haiku in January 2004. Hop over to her blog to view more haiku by participants.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

Wonderful imagery and feeling in your poem, Juana! And tied in with your photo, which very much suggest "what step next" your presentation creates a very evocative experience. Change in the air...Change can be a good thing. I hope you find the direction that sings in harmony with your spirit. Let us know how the journey goes...Thanks so much for joining in on the haiku fun. Many want to see the festival return again. :o) Happy Day!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Tracy you are so sweet with your comment! Thank you for your gracious words and for hosting this haiku fest!

Marlene said...

Very thought provoking post.

Shell said...

A powerful haiku. Change does come like that, slowly and surely.

Sarah said...

I love this Haiku-it is powerful as Shell says. It makes me think in the long term and with patience, I love it!

Christina said...

So on point about change. I love this. I appreciate this.
xo
Thank you for the visit.

Lea said...

beautiful poem... you ask powerful questions here... it takes great courage to step into change, to step into life...

Janet said...

Wow! I had to think about that haiku for a moment (it's getting late!) but it's wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Poetic Artist said...

That next step, is sometimes the hardest. Yet once we move that foot. It is amazing the change that can come into our being.
Thank you for this.
Katelen

Bridget said...

one of the best thought provoking statements I've heard in a long time...I'm posting a link to it in my blog & facebook. Thank you very much for sharing your eloquent words.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by. It amazes me how so few words can communicate so much. I have enjoyed reading your haiku!

Hey Harriet said...

Bravo! This is exactly the type of haiku I wish I could write! I love it, and the accompanying image is great too!

MJ said...

Your haiku reminds me that there's a common theme across so many blogs about change this year. I can very much envision what you are writing about!

meandering pearl said...

Faith & change often go hand in hand :)
such a lovely haiku!!!
& thank you!

snoopydog said...

That is just beautiful...so profound! I have written it inside my diary to remember. I love your blog and will return. Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughts X

Chris Stone said...

a Haiku festival sounds fun! nice haiku! i love the picture and the way its positioned.

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