Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Liberty


The image is Supermoon 2013, by Julio Cortez, AP

Liberty measures
Her brilliant flame in the sky
Hope on her shoreline

A man most broken
Casts his eyes upon freedom
American hope

Written for The Mag & Haiku Heights

15 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful haiku of the hope of the American dream

Kalpana Solsi said...

Haiku of Hope.

Nanka said...

Where there is hope, light is sure to shine!! Cheers!!

Nanka said...

Where there is hope, light is sure to shine!! Cheers!!

Vaishali Jain said...

No wonder why hope is said to be one of the best things. :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Imagine how many people felt this when they saw the Statue of Liberty!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful...

Helen said...

Lovely haiku ....

The Real Cie said...

I'm sure that's how it looked to my great grandfather, a former Lieutenant in the Czar's army who built a very successful business as a butcher. My family once owned a very nice building in Amsterdam, New York. The downstairs had been made into a mortuary, as my great uncle was a mortician. My great grandmother lived in an apartment upstairs. The building is now torn down and paved over as a parking lot.

Maggie Grace said...

She was definitely once a symbol of great hope and your haiku reflects that. I wonder what she means to others now?

WabiSabi said...

Desperate men and women, hope desperately! Liberty engenders such hope - may it ever shine!

Reshma said...

Fabulous image to top brilliant verses of hope!!

Gillena Cox said...

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

― "quote on the Statue of Liberty"


much love...



~T~ said...

Lovely!

Sue said...

Very nice bit of haiku.

=)