Sprouting from Cement

by Belinda Munoz on June 22, 2011


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



{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

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…


2 lucyfurleaps June 22, 2011 at 3:23 am

Succint and eternally true :-)


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

Never truer words were said!


4 ayala June 22, 2011 at 4:27 am

True words. Lovely.


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

So true, life always finds a way to persevere.


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



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

Lovely senryu ~ Rose


8 Claudia June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

love your words…and the pic underlines them so perfectly


9 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce June 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

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


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.


11 Raivenne June 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This is what a senryu should be. Perfect!


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

Nice tight poem!


13 poemblaze June 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Great little gem. Thanks for sharing it.


14 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.


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

That’s beautiful!


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!


17 Glynn June 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

Succinctly beautiful, and nigh on perfect.


18 Kavita June 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

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


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


20 Cathy June 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Oh I like this!


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