Thursday, May 31, 2007

#9 Freeway Overpass



I was having a bit of difficulty with this week's Poetry Thursday
prompt of "rivers." Even though we passed many rivers in Iowa this weekend, I just didn't feel a connection to the image. Then, this morning on my walk in my neighborhood, I watched the freeway full of commuters and realized that there are many different types of rivers.

Freeway Overpass

I cross the one-way
river, crowded with cars, stalled
as I am today.

7 Comments:

twitches said...

Love the last bit about being stalled - really makes the poem. I love haiku!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful picture and imaginative approach to the prompt!

gautami tripathy said...

You don't seem stalled, reading this haiku!

Very well done.

bookbinds said...

I like the different take on the river prompt. And,I love haikus generally, they really force us to think about each word carefully.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Ah yes, *rush* hour traffic. Seems an oxymoron, but neat haiku. :)

Rose

xo

Clare said...

Very clever and original! I like how you waited until you were inspired -- it's hard to wait but its fun when the ah-ha moment arrives!

...deb said...

Yes, clever (in that good way!) Such a great take on the prompt.