Sunday, October 12, 2008

GOLD (OSI)







autumn cottonwoods
squandering their golden coins
on each passing breeze










As you can see, I have my computer back, complete with a brand new hard drive. There are still some things to work out, including locating a crucial missing file - a book manuscript that was due for publication next year, and represents 2 years work. Here's hoping it's on my backup hard drive; I don't even want to think about the alternative... At least the blog portion of things is working, so I can get back to posting here, and visiting all the blogs I enjoy - I missed you guys, and thanks for all those encouraging comments!

For more haiku and other poetic forms about the prompt "Gold" visit One Single Impression.

28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And we missed you! I hope you find your manuscript, hope you find everything on your backup. It's scary isn't it, how tied a lot of are to our computers. I have two manuscripts on mine right now -- I have eight altogether, but that's my hobby and there aren't any publishers out there drooling over the thought of getting to publish any of them. Still, I'd hate to lose them. Have a great Sunday!

sue said...

I love the poem, it is complete in itself and builds a vivid mental image - the photo is just icing!

anthonynorth said...

A great haiku.
Hope you get that file back. It would be a real tragedy to lose so much work.
I'm afraid I'm a bit neurotic about these things. I back-up everything on memory sticks, and even print off a hard copy.
Really important stuff, I even email to myself, so I have another back-up in my mailbox.

me ann my camera said...

I pray you find your manuscript, avoiding an horrendous nightmare.

I do like your cottonwood coins! We don't have that tree species in my area but I remember seeing them in the Red Deer River Valley many years ago while looking for fossils in some coulees around Three Hills.

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome back.
ann

bobbie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love your golden coins, and am so glad to see you back.

I too, pray you get your file back. It would be terrible to lose so much.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! I'm really glad your computer is back but I'm sure hoping you are able to get your manuscript back! You'll have to keep us posted on your progress! Thank you for the very sweet comment about my cats names, that was so nice of you!! I love the beautiful haiku poem and gorgeous cottonwood coins post! I'll be praying that you're able to get all your files retrieved!!

MyBellavia said...

Trees squandering golden coins is a beautiful vision. Are Cottonwood leaves shaped so?

I'll be praying to St. Anthony for whats lost to be found.

zoya gautam said...

..with the binding quality of what is called a 'hook line' or 'punch line'-ur soft delicate poem gets through-seeps in..many thanks..
(praying for what's lost to be found)

Beth P. said...

Dang, that's fine poetry! Next to the aspens, the cottonwoods are the finest autumn 'coins' around!

Thanks--lovely!

By the way--when you come by my site, for some reason I can never open the permalin URL back to yours. Is the URL correct? There's a 'http:' already in the box--maybe you are putting another one in there with your copy and paste? Anyway, want people to be able to link back to you!

Thanks for stopping by and your comments--I look forward to them each week!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Someday we'll all be "cloud computing" ... and all our worries will be solved (or maybe that's where our real worries begin). Anyhow, you right: computers are too archane and too unpredictable considering how essential they have become. Here's to hopping you find that file: Save the old hard disk because you could also send that off to have it recovered from a professional service.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm glad you're back, and I hope you find that file.

I loved this poem. I know what it's like to behave like those cottonwoods!

God bless, friend.

Edward S Gault said...

Leaves as gold coins, I like it.

teric said...

What a perfectly expressed poem with that wonderful gold coin line. Love it.

magiceye said...

lovely haiku to complement a beautiful photograph!

am sure you will find your manuscript!

cheers!!

fourwindshaiga said...

There is something about that photo that I love.
We don't have cottonwood trees here, but I remember them from my childhood in Oklahoma. Good poem.

Best of luck finding your manuscript.

Greyscale Territory said...

The word "squandering" is so dramatic!

I love the word gold for the seasons! It can be a feature for Autumn and Spring!

Lovely poem!

JP/deb said...

I love the image of cottonwood leaves as golden coins! Excellent photo and haiku. Sending prayers about the manuscript. Peace, JP/deb

kouji | haiku said...

cool image and lines. :)

Deborah Godin said...

Thank you all for your comments, and your well-wishes for the recovery of my manuscript. I appreciate them very much, and will let you know the outcome - although if I recover it, you'll probably hear me shout for joy no matter where in the world you are!

Geraldine said...

This is just perfect Deborah! Great take on the prompt.

Glad your computer woes are almost behind you, they can be tough to deal with. :<(

Hugs, G

Quiet Paths said...

"squandering their golden coins" is wonderful! I can almost smell the ancient trees in Glacier Park through these words.

tumblewords said...

You came back in fine form - this is a lovely, lovely haiku and photo. Hoping you find your book.

Jim said...

Hi Debra, I'm glad you are up and running again. I hope your manuscript will be rescued. Things like this are terrible.

Your poem right away sent me back to Nebraska to be near the Missouri River and its magnificant cottonwoods. That was without the picture which was 'up there.'

You might know we don't have cottonwood trees here but there are a lot a few miles to the west along the Brazos River. But I didn't go there first, it was to the Missouri.
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Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful haiku and photo! What a perfect way to express this golden sentiment! I did not know you were having trouble with your computer. I pray you find that manuscript!

spacedlaw said...

lovely golden haiku.

Patois said...

First, let me say that is a wonderful haiku. The thought of them squandering is so fabulous.

Second, here's hoping it is on your backup hard drive. I'll listen carefully for that shout of joy.

Tammy said...

"Golden Coins" was perfect here! Loved this!

Joyce said...

I enjoyed your autumn poem very much. So glad to see you found your manuscript. :)