My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

October 4, 2010 “basics”

For Poetry Potluck


(in haiku)


invisible force

timelessly carving spaces

from the winds of time


firmamental mist

all engulfing foggy shroud

drips water of life


from nothing dancing

without substance still living

primordial fire


darkly seething deep

blackened bowels of infant stone

earth in the making


©tlh 10/4/2010

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19 responses

  1. brilliant Haikus,
    beautiful sets and what a bliss to have you second treat at our poetry potluck!

    way to go!

    October 4, 2010 at 5:22 am

    • Thanks, Jingle, glad you like it 🙂

      October 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

  2. infant stone earth..invisible force…

    love the image your words paint…
    dynamic and cool sentiments.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:24 am

  3. Love the haiku approach to the four element theme…well done.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    • Thank you for reading my work, Charles…and liking it 🙂

      October 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

  4. Wonderfully written, I can see elements within them, you wrote it even deeper :D~~

    October 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

    • Thank you, Riika…for your time and kind words.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  5. earth in the make…i like that…you do really well with the form…

    October 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    • Thank you very much for the kind comment, Brian, it means a lot coming from a talent like you.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

  6. ‘from nothing dancing

    without substance still living

    primordial fire’
    i have to say. this is my favourite one.
    But they are all real good

    October 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    • Thank you so much for giving your time and kindness. I’m very happy you like the piece.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

  7. You write so well in Haiku form…each one has it’s own special theme. Well done Tracy and thanks for writing this for Potluck 🙂 xxx

    October 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    • It’s my pleasure to be part of Potluck…not big on themes, but for you and K…I will write a theme poem every Monday…probably some kind of Love poem ‘on a theme”, but hey, I’m trying 😉

      October 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

  8. Four haiku and four elements … original response to the potluck challenge. Impressive, Tracy. Nice work! 🙂 They’re well done too.

    October 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    • Oh, Jamie, you always make me feel so much like a real poet with your comments…Thank You 🙂

      October 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

  9. I like this a lot, Tracy. The four elements are at root of so much of life, history, myth,the arts. Haiku is a wonderful form with which to display their power. Excellent.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:46 am

    • Patti, I always look forward to a comment from you, and you came through again. Thank You 🙂

      October 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

  10. I like this very much.. the fire haiku especially was my favorite from the set! 🙂 lovely post!

    My Potluck Poem Is HERE:

    October 6, 2010 at 10:02 am

  11. Thank you, Leo…your comment is much appreciated.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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