Haiku my heart…

DD and I took a Road Trip yesterday, a la “Thelma & Louise”, as it turned out. We went to Newquay Zoo together, as Nick had left for Wales and the 4th annual Reels on Wheels Fishing Festival in Newport. As we have dogs a cat and a parrot, it isn’t always possible to all go together… so we made our own fun!

We had a couple of hours at the small, and beautifully kept, Newquay Zoo, went back to the car and phoned a friend who moved house last year, and whom we haven’t seen for ages. She only lived another 15 miles on from the zoo, so we thought, “Why not? We’ll go have lunch with them, as they’re at work…”

Redruth is a charming little town, nestled in the hills of mid-Cornwall. It’s neat, clean and pretty in a Victorian-architectural way… and my friend and her partner have bought a little gift shop in the middle of the main street, selling Celtic gifts, ethnic gifts and lovely (affordable) silver jewellery, made locally. They’ll also be selling my wearable art pins and pendants from next week!!

So, having started on the Haiku-my-heart-Fridays  journey last week, I wrote this one in preparation for this Friday (although I was too tired to put a post together yesterday!) and popped it into my “go-to” art journal:

If you can’t read my scrawl, it says:

So, haiku my heart

Beating its wings in my chest

The dove of my soul…

By the time we’d spent a happy lunch hour with our friends and returned home, we’d managed to travel 130 miles. This is the photo to accompany my Haiku…

My child and me… she’s the “dove of my soul” and thank everything that she’s growing up fierce. xoxo

I look forward to seeing everyone else’s haikus now as I head over to Rebecca’s blog – she’s our lovely hostess! 🙂

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16 Comments

  1. Pam Prosser

     /  June 4, 2011

    chicks rule!

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  2. Wonderful! Sounds like a delightful day with your beautiful daughter. Topped off with the perfect Haiku to celebrate! 😀 😀 😀

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  3. dear rosie,

    the love that flooded my heart when i read your haiku was second only to the jOY that met me as i saw your beaming faces!!!!! mother and daughter, you are radiant!
    thank you for being here brightening our haiku hearts!

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    • No, thank YOU for having me, Rebecca! xo

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      • Dear Rosie,
        What a wonderful little adventure you and your beautiful daughter were on together adding a third to your merry band. It sounds like a lovely getaway and one that you and your daughter enjoyed so much. Seeing this image of you and she together reminds me of me and my mom~such love between you, it is palpable even from the page and fills the heart. Thank you for sharing your day with us and your heart. Blessings and Light.
        xoxo,
        Noelle

  4. How wonderful — to grow up fierce. Love the haiku, love that your creations will be sold in a shop beginning next week.

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  5. Yes, HMH does give that sensation doesn’t it? Nicely written!

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  6. Love your haiku note
    your daughter precious.
    Mine is too.
    🙂

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  7. magicalmysticalteacher

     /  June 4, 2011

    This is one dove that won’t take flight and abandon you!

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  8. Hi Rosie! Your images of the haiku-ing heart, the wings beating, the soul-dove make me happy! Heart-love is a beautiful thing. What a great word–fierce–to describe your strong daughter! (And you only become fierce when you have a wise Mom who gives you confidence.) I love this photo–you both are radiant and look so much alike! Hugs!

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    • Margaret, thanks! She has had to grow up “fierce”… Life has already shaped her – and it’s easy to forget she’s only 16!

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  9. Love your haiku and story about visiting friends. Your daughter is a very pretty young woman; she takes after her momma. Thanks for the great links, too.

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  10. Love your haiku on a piece of paper dear Rosie! I agree with the above comments – you and your daughter look ‘radiant’ – the perfect word for it!

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  11. Rosie, love your haiku! The picture of you with your daughter is priceless! What a great keepsake. Marit was correct when she said that you’re both “radiant”!!! Hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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