11/17/2010

Rose Hedge









across a rose fence--
a cat lover
a cat hater

~Kazuo Sato





How far can we see across the rose-hedge fence, beyond our own personal likes and dislikes, feelings for or against?  Can we be more like the rose hedge: neutral as nature, open to views from both sides of the fence and beyond?  This microcosmic haiku exposes the truth of the world situation and yet it somehow nudges us to imagine, as in the classic John Lennon song, "Imagine"...and go beyond it. ~commentary adapted from haiku mind by Patricia Donegan

The pink flowery hedge was found in Chicopee, Massachusetts in July.

8 comments:

Tracy said...

It's a lovely idea and one that I never really thought about when looking at something like that.

Magpie said...

Hopefully....
across a rose fence--
a cat lover
a cat hater
meet in compromise

Gorgeous pictures!!!

tom sullivan said...

As metaphor, the rose hedge may be neutral; but what are those thorns for?

Diane AZ said...

Good *point* Tom!

Amin said...

Wonderful photos!I love the roses.
Interesting idea...

tom sullivan said...

Ouch!

Boonie S said...

You crafted a fascinating post from your excellent photos. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

siga said...

This was very intersting haiku! I love it a lot, describing the human duality. The same about roses, beautiful and hurting... This post is priceless!