TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge:Wood


Memories rooted

    Embraced by a kiss of light

Forever in wood


These images in wood embrace many memories.

I’ll start with the wooden eagle. It was handed down to me from my mother who received it as a gift from her sister in Ukraine years ago.

The wooden sculpture of two faces was my only attempt at carving in wood when I was a young adult with dreams of being a professional artist.

The turtle key chain on the eagle’s wing was a gift from my oldest daughter a few years back when she went to Hawaii. One of my dream travel locations, but I’ve never been.

Finally, a black, wooden pepper mill, that belongs to my youngest daughter (on the right). I loved how the late afternoon light just barely highlights the outer form.


Thanks to TJ for inspiring my day.


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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26 Responses to TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge:Wood

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Lovely altar.

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    oops, sent this too soon. Meant to say and haiku.

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    Lovely. Your sculpture is amazing. Have you pursued that talent?


  4. Just gorgeous! Beautiful words too. What away to preserve a memory!

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  5. Denis1950 says:

    An amazing image Olga capturing light and shadow, that curve of the pepper mill is great. The haiku is a very powerful one .

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  6. Judy Martin says:

    What a lovely haiku, and memories too. I thought your sculpture was beautiful, Olga. You have a talent there for sure 🙂

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  7. tjparis says:

    A brilliant combination of image and poetry. So thrilled that the prompt inspired this wonderful result. I echo the remarks of others when I say that your carving is so impressive. I would love to be able to carve such a lovely piece. The eagle is also truly amazing and I love that it has travelled both through time and across the globe through your family.

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  8. momshieb says:

    Gorgeous images and wonderful photography! I love wood; the look, the feel, the smell. I am quite lacking in artistic skills myself, but I had a Dad who loved to work with wood and who passed that love onto me. Thank you for the poetry and the beautiful image!

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    • Olga says:

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my photograph. It took awhile to compose and get the right lighting. Happy that you visited my post.


  9. Hi Olga! I love your faces sculpture––you have many talents. Great keepsakes, great haiku. I hope you get to go to Hawaii some day. 🙂

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Vashti. I actually went to an art college years ago, but my path in life changed. Now I’ve found my creative spark again with blogging. Hawaii will come if it’s meant to be. 🙂

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  10. Trisha says:

    These are all wonderful and the wood carving you made is beautiful!

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