Sprouting from Cement

by Belinda Munoz on June 22, 2011

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towering brick walls
waver at the boldness of
life’s resilience

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1 brian miller June 22, 2011 at 3:12 am

nice, i have watched the walls fall…and life sprout in the most unusual places…

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2 lucyfurleaps June 22, 2011 at 3:23 am

Succint and eternally true 🙂

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3 Elizabeth Young June 22, 2011 at 3:51 am

Never truer words were said!

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4 ayala June 22, 2011 at 4:27 am

True words. Lovely.

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5 Pat Hatt June 22, 2011 at 4:42 am

So true, life always finds a way to persevere.

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6 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri June 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

Perfect.

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7 C Rose June 22, 2011 at 7:40 am

Lovely senryu ~ Rose

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8 Claudia June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

love your words…and the pic underlines them so perfectly

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9 Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce June 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

I find resilience to be a wonderful quality. Thanks for the reminder.

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10 hedgewitch June 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

You’ve trimmed all the fat and brewed it down the clearest essence–life will always find a way around, over or through a wall. Enjoyed.

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11 Raivenne June 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This is what a senryu should be. Perfect!

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12 Old Ollie June 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Nice tight poem!

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13 poemblaze June 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Great little gem. Thanks for sharing it.

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14 Mama Zen June 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

That’s beautiful!

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15 dustus June 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

“towering brick walls” that opening line got me to consider the image in a completely different way. Brilliance in 5 syllables. The curve in the one stem and at the base gives the appearance that its grown strong braving the elements—fits the words very well. Great haiku! Cool image too.

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16 Laura Hegfield June 23, 2011 at 2:53 am

Belinda, I adore this….it always feels like a grand miracle to me when I see what could be considered a frail plant pushing through the cement….life just wants to exist, even a tiny plant seems to have a will to live and grow. BEAUTIFUL!

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17 Glynn June 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

Succinctly beautiful, and nigh on perfect.

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18 Kavita June 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

AWESOME!! There’s a ton of power in this brevity!

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19 Olivia June 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Mind blowing! Loved the image.. life does spring out from places most unimaginable.. Perhaps this is the Nature’s message to us.. very well done- Kudos!!!

Sunday Hugs xox

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20 Cathy June 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Oh I like this!

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