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Friday, May 23, 2008

HF #42 & One Single Impression - Week 12

The prompt for Week 12 is: Bleeding

Thanks to Scylla at Law & Motherhood for this cool Haiku button

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In a novel the
author imagines the life
of Dinah based on

a brief Biblical
reference ... providing a
glimpse of women's lives

from an era when
mutual support evolved
within The Red Tent.

Mothers, sisters, aunts
gathered regularly to
take 'refuge' and 'bond'

while menstruating
or giving birth ... following
ancient tradition.

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Click for Volume #41
at Small Reflections
and for others participating this week:
One Single Impression

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For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story or
Playgroups are no Place for Children.

To see more previous Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post
or in the sidebar under About Me.

Thought for Today
"It is terrible how much has been forgotten, which is why, I suppose, remembering seems a holy thing." This quote is taken from the novel's prologue as Dinah introduces herself as both narrator and protagonist as she 'fulfills an oath to her mothers to remember and honor them.'
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SandyCarlson said...

This is a wonderful book--beautifully and intelligently imagined. Thanks for making the connection!
Writing in Faith: Poems

Anonymous said...

I love that quote!

And the haiku -- nicely done.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is a good quote.
Haven't read the book, but your haiku about the subject is right on.

maryt/theteach said...

Gee, storyteller, it was certainly worth waiting for! Come visit me as I celebrate my birthday on Sunday May 25. There'll be cake and balloons! :D

Anonymous said...

"remembering seems a holy thing" -sounds like containing an epic within itself.ur haiku urges the spirit towards the meaning of existence.(thanks for visiting!)..and for this contribution..

Barb said...

I can relate to the taking refuge and remembering. I just love the quote! It is terrible how much has been forgotten. It seems no matter the lesson, each generation must repeat already learned lessons.

Joyce said...

Do you recommend the book?

I enjoyed your haiku series. :)

storyteller said...

SandyCarlson – I almost skipped this week’s prompt because I couldn’t get a unique idea initially. I loved this book when I first discovered it … have read it twice (once for myself and a 2nd time for a Book Club). Sharing it here made sense.

Stacy – Thanks for your visit and feedback. I do love seeing what everyone does with the OSI prompt each week but never want to visit until I’ve published.

Gardenpath – The quote seemed to tie things together for me. If you’ve got the time, this book is well worth reading.

the teach – Thanks for the feedback and the invitation. I’ll try to stop by tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful celebration for your special day!

Zoya – As I mentioned previously, I do so appreciate the OSI community … sharing and reading. Thank you for visiting and sharing your reactions.

WillThink4Wine – Isn’t that the truth … yet possibly we leave traces behind that ‘assist’ those who follow … at least I’d like to think so. I know I’ve been helped by those who have gone before and shared their experiences.

Joyce – I absolutely DO recommend this book! It’s memorable and enlightening … I read it twice.

I’m delighted to find your comments this morning. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

That's a wonderful quote at the end of a wonderful haiku series poem. Wonderful to bring in mensturation to the mix for bleeding. Amazing that none of the rest of us thought of it (well, I didn't, anyway) when it is such a profound part of being a human female. Great job. I'll add the book to my list.

storyteller said...

Raven – I think you’ll find the book engaging. We had a wonderful discussion about it when we read it for our Book Club. Thanks for visiting today. I appreciate all your feedback and am glad I didn’t give up on this week’s prompt after all.
Hugs and blessings,

The Laundress said...

Never read it.

Must be on my list now.

Thanks for that.

storyteller said...

JJ! – I suspect you’ll find it worth your time. I started A Thousand Splendid Suns today and it’s good so far. I really enjoyed The Kite Runner a few years back. Thanks for stopping by … hope you had a great long weekend ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

This is one of those books that I keep meaning to read, and keep forgetting that I want to read it...

storyteller said...

Karen – It’s definitely worth the time. I’ve bought her second book shortly after it was released but haven’t gotten around to reading it … in fact I don’t recall at the moment what the title (or subject matter) is. I am enjoying A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS however … and hope I finish it before this afternoon.
Hope all’s well with you … thanks for the response ;--)
Hugs and blessings,