e a m harris

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Reading a mystery

Another Carpe Diem challenge and this time one open to an even wider range of responses than usual. To check out some of the ways others have interpreted the prompt go to the website and follow the links – an exploration well worth taking.

The prompt comes from a haiku by Cor van den Heuve, a well-known American haiku writer.

This is his:

reading a mystery
a cool breeze comes through
the beach roses

One could speculate for hours on the exact meaning – what mystery? a book, or something more profound? I wondered, too, what beach roses are, but a quick google answered that question.

This theme is so rich I wrote several haiku using it, but finally settled on the following as being truest to the original.

Reading a mystery
in the garden; a blackbird sings;
mystery resolved.

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8 thoughts on “Reading a mystery

  1. Beautifully composed … and there’s for sure no mystery hidden … very nice scenery.

    Like

  2. magicalmysticalteacher on said:

    I like the resolution to your mystery. Superb!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reading a mystery
    a breeze turns the page
    there are no words.

    Liked by 1 person

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