Sunday, November 04, 2007

loneliness



outside
Sleeping Buddha Temple
an old man begs


photo: emily lin
words: mandy smith



in response to the loneliness prompt at One Deep Breath.

18 comments:

Greggo said...

great photo and haiku. i can't imagine the loneliness one must feel to be living on the streets.

qualcosa di bello said...

your haiku reminds me of the beggars on the church steps in rome...so sad...a loneliness i cannot even imagine.

Jo said...

Yes, an unbearable kind of lonely. Good job.

Barone said...

Maybe he is a quiet buddha...which may be less lonely but at least passing through....great haiku and photo.
Thanks,
barone

spacedlaw said...

Loads of beggars in Rome indeed, waiting outside churches, isolated by poverty.
Great haiku.

Deslilas said...

Good to remember, poverty and loneliness still exist.
What are we fighting for ?

paisley said...

this was excellent.. the loneliness of being an "outcast " must be unimaginable

KMF said...

Beautiful shot

AnnieElf said...

Reminds me of a man I saw in NYC 35 years ago. A universal plight with no end in sight.

tumblewords said...

Surely a great photo and haiku. The world is so much the same and you captured it well!

get zapped said...

Lonely in a crowd, such terrible place to be...

coconutannies said...

So sad!
Sooo lonely!
So beautifully expressed!

Plain Foolish said...

The way the scene is captured "through bars" I think makes it. Thank you.

LittleWing said...

haunting...yet, beautiful..the photo is excellent...love the angle with the fence...

Sandy said...

very nice poem and photo, makes me sad, though

Patois said...

A perfect depiction -- in words and image -- of loneliness.

Clare said...

Oh, wow!! This went right to my heart -- very, very touching.

Writer on Board said...

beyond deep...