homecoming

nothing familiar
not these tracks, this place, this self
must find my way back

(for one single impression, prompt 25, homecoming)

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19 comments:

Jim said...

Your verse is very intriguing to me. Thank you, it reminds me of a recurring dream that I was having for years. Somehow I don't dream that dream of finding my way anymore.
Perhaps it was homecoming (to my always sorting and thinking mind).
Thank you also for your encouragement, I appreciate your nice comment. I don't dabble in poetry very much, although I am enjoying OSI.
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gardenpath said...

I like this one, and can say I have been there!

polona said...

people change, things change... only our perception of the past remains... nice sentiment

scatterhaiku said...

@jim: thanks for the visit. :) it intrigues me that you find my verse intriguing.

am glad i discovered osi. through it i've come across even more poetry online. :)

@gardenpath: thanks for visiting. :) am glad you like the words.

@polona: true. the world just keeps on changing. am glad you stopped by. :)

one more believer said...

it is an adventure within an adventure... turning back is always an option...wonderfully spoken as a homecoming...

qualcosa di bello said...

your words remind me of the occasional need to re-touch my roots as i venture quite far away from what i ever thought possible

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love this! Next year will be my 25th and driving by it - lots of it was torn down this year for new buildings. So sad....

scatterhaiku said...

@one more believer: thanks for the kind words. :) and thanks for visiting. :)

@qualcosa di bello: thanks for the comment. :) i appreciate it. :)

@andrew: am glad you liked it. :) true... i find it sad when the places of my past get torn down to make way for the new. in a way, they serve as memory placeholders for me, so i miss them when they're gone.

DeLi said...

provoking. short yet haunting

Edward S Gault said...

The paradox is that when we find we are not getting where we really want to be, turning back is actually moving ahead!
Thank you for sharing that great 'ku.

scatterhaiku said...

@deli: thank you for the kind words, and for stopping by. :)

@edward: true... i guess what's important is to continue moving toward our objectives, whether or not doing so involves u-turns... thanks for the comment. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Must!

This is stirring.

scatterhaiku said...

am glad you liked it, sandycarlson. :) thanks for visiting.

me ann my camera said...

This is of a personal homecoming. After the kids were grown and gone, and I retired from my teaching career, I finally had time to come home and find myself. Your words spoke to me.

scatterhaiku said...

@me ann my camera: i'm touched to learn that my words spoke to you. i think that my parents are going through something similar right now.

Pam said...

This haiku caused a memory in me to bubble up. Very often when I was little I had dreams like this--looking, always looking for home.

scatterhaiku said...

@pam: it intrigues me that this haiku reminded you of your dream... thanks for the comment. :)

rachelbirds said...

I love the searching
imagery -- evocative --
very dreamlike.

rachelbirds
thehaikudiaries

scatterhaiku said...

@rachelbirds: glad you found the imagery evocative. thanks for stopping by. :)