Blue Pearl

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earth a pearl of blue

hidden in the shell of space

the pearl is my home

© Raili Tanska

Image – Pixabay


Safar over at Blisters, Bunions & Blarney came up with a Haiku Challenge. The baton is being passed down the line – from Calen to Jane and now to me.  And I’m  passing it on to Linda.

The way it works is:

Person 1 (Safar)
1. Create a haiku – no constraints
2. Pick a person to create the next link in the chain.
3. Person 2 (Calensariel)

Person 2 (Calensariel)
1. Create a haiku with one constraint
2. The first word of the haiku you create is the last word of the previous haiku
3. Pick a person to create the next link in the chain

Persons 3-20
1. Repeat the instructions for Person 2

Person 21 (that’ll be the last person in the chain)
1. Create a haiku with two constraints
2. The first word of the haiku you create is the last word of the previous haiku.
3. The last word of the haiku you create is first word of the first haiku in the chain.
And so the circle is closed.

A couple of ‘rules’ so that we get to keep track of the links in the chain:

When you participate, you agree that others are able to share your haiku, using the credits and the link back to the post that you provide.
Post all previous haiku on your blog, including all the credits and links provided.  Add your haiku to the chain.
Credit yourself, and include a link back to your post.  You might need to edit your post and add the link in retrospect.
Create a link back to this post.
Have fun!!
OH! And if you’d like to join in, please leave a note in the comments!

So shall we see how far we can get??? Here we go!

Mountain of paper noodles,
earthworm fodder to
keep mycelium running.

(Safar Fiertze, Blisters, Bunions & Blarney)

running down life’s path
many trails beckon my heart;
which one leads to me

(Calensariel, Impromptu Promptlings)

me and the old oak
communicate silently
at one with the earth

(Jane, Making it Write)

earth a pearl of blue

hidden in the shell of space

the pearl is my home

(Raili,  Soul Gifts)

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17 thoughts on “Blue Pearl

  1. I’m so happy you joined in Raili! Wow! Beautiful metaphor, I got such a strong visual image to accompany it that I feel inspired to go do some digital art. A treasured pearl.

      1. Always depends on how it turns out. Started with a background – but I’m short on time today – hopefully will get back to it in a few days time. Might have a photo or two I could blend in.

  2. That is the perfect metaphor. It conjures up all kinds of images for me. Like I wonder where the edge of “the shell” is… (I often have weird sci-fi thoughts like that. 😀 )

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