Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #53: Mist &Shape

Was I overwhelmed by your powerful voice and chilled by your misty presence, even then?  Was I scared standing up there all alone, gripping the railing, acquiescing to a photo opportunity for my mother? Did you leave a formative impact on my impressionable senses, so I would remember to return one day when I was older and less fragile? Did I wave good-bye as a child is inclined to?


Buried memories

Misty remnant from the past

Shaping life’s journey


(Return to Niagara Falls– two years ago–)


Colleen’s Challenge

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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28 Responses to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #53: Mist &Shape

  1. Lovely Haibun/Haiku. I see the connection to your prose with your questions. Well done. ❤

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    “Misty remnant from the past” very nice. 😀

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  3. I also wonder what your younger self thought about back then 🙂 beautiful!

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you Laura for the comment. I also wonder. The photo paints possibilities, but what is really in the child’s mind experiencing that at such a young age is a mystery.


  4. memadtwo says:

    I remember those bonnets! I have photos of myself in one…
    The questions add so much poignancy. And the haiku coda is just right. (K)

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  5. That is great that you had that photograph and then got to go back to the same place as an adult.

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  6. jazzytower says:

    Love the reflective mood of this. It had me asking questions of my own. It all works well together the prose, the haiku and the picture. Nice work Olga.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Pat. The look captured on my face in the childhood photo was very inspiring. Glad to see you here. Hope you have a wonderful week-end! 🙂


  7. Janni Styles says:

    Great photo, questions and haiku. Artfully done. ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I Live not far from Niagara Falls, Olga. My heart just about leapt out of my chest when I saw you as a little girl standing on that stone because I know what is on the other side. How brave little children are! And you are just so cute! Your haiku is perfect, one that really spoke to me. Thank you! ☺️

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Amy. Love looking at old images and gleaning hints of what use to be. My mother passed on many photos that are appreciated. I think she was an inspiration for me to pursue photography. 🙂

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        I too love looking at older photographs and it never ceases to amaze me that even though I have put many miles on in my life journey, I see the same spirited and beautiful little girl in me that existed so long ago. How cool is that? And for me my inspiration for photography was and still is my pain as I search a means to find Bliss. My camera is that very means. ☺️

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  10. anne leueen says:

    Just like AmyRose my heart skipped a beat when I saw the photo. I think I heard a child had gone over the edge recently when posing for a photo. I hope I am mistaken. Anyway it is a dear photo and poetic response to the challenge.

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