Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lighthouse



lighthouse, calm waters--
letting go of the anchor;
free to sail away
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When we let go of what burdens us, it's like lifting a heavy anchor and setting ourselves free ... to sail away ... exploring new horizons in life. It just so happens that the topic at Poetry Jam this week is "river," and coincidentally my previous post was on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Please see http://loredana-donovan.blogspot.com/2012/07/hudson-river-views.html for more views of the river. One of my wonderful readers made a comment on that post that she would have liked to see a closer view of the lighthouse on the Hudson. So, here is a close-up shot of the historic lighthouse. It was built in 1883 and is a tourist attraction. My poem is a haiga, which is a combination of a picture and haiku. Please visit http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/  for more poems on the topic of rivers. Enjoy the Hudson view, and smooth sailing to you!

 

24 comments:

  1. nice...first i love lighthouses...they carry some really cool symbolism...and pairing that with sailing away...there is freedom there but with the lighthouse you can always find your way back...smiles..

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    1. Thanks, Brian. Yes, lighthouses are metaphorical for different layers of meaning :)

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  2. Lovely picture ~ letting go of the anchor is very symbolic ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Letting go ... is good :)

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  3. No matter the location, a lighthouse signifies safe return home for the weary traveler, a port in the storm. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Yes, a guiding light ... :)

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  4. Beautiful picture, Loredana. I am from NYC and this brings back many happy memories for me, thanks.

    Pamela

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Glad the picture brought back happy memories :)

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  5. Love your photo and the haiga. I like this form very much. Thanks for reminding me of it. Off to see your other post now too!

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    1. Thank you for visiting both posts, Peggy! Yes, haiga is a very creative form, combining a photo and haiku :)

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  6. I love lighthouses too. They have such a history to them. Love your Haiga, and the picture with the back story completed it. A lovely post.

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    1. Thank you, Bren. I learned a little about the history and it's amazing that this lighthouse was built in 1883! :)

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  7. I always wanted to live in a lighthouse..........enjoyed your photo and the haiga very much.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I could spend a weekend there in the lighthouse, gazing at the river ... :)

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  8. This is so true and the lovely picture and Haiga fit so well together to express it! xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  9. One of my favorite things to photograph, and this one is a true beauty!

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Lisa. How nice to know that you like lighthouses, too :)

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  10. nice. Well done with the haiku!

    I like freedom from the anchor.

    I wrote about that sort of thing recently. Not as succinctly as a haiku, though! ^_^

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  11. True wisdom expressed beautifully! Love this :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and for following, welcome :)

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