Done for Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan prompt, Revitalize. And also for Recuerda Mi Corazon
drawing my strength
from the morning breeze
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu 20/02/15 I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom
While I have probably heard the word before – I did not recognize andante.
And so I looked it up. – Thank you for reintroducing a word I should probably know.
I like how you used it. I am looking forward to andante spring winds…
We woke to 1 F or -17 C with a real feel of -20 F or -28 C this morning.
You are very welcome, Jules.
This is one of the times that I’ve written a haiku or poem based on a true event in my life; I’ve been having excruciating pain in my right knee for about three months now Both knees actually, but the right one is more severe. The doctor diagnosed osteoarthritis! I’m on medication and a bit better. But I don’t walk so fast anymore and I walk with some difficulty. Sometimes I drag the right leg a bit.
So, coming out in the early morning for some breeze and slow exercising of the leg through walking is so good for me. Thus this haiku. And of course I love the song by ABBA with the same title, Andante! 🙂
We are growing older every day. Eek. Keep moving 🙂
Take it slow and steady – Hugs.
Laura Hegfield said:
beautiful Celestine!!! Here it is 2F, wind whipping, sun lighting icicles like candles outside my bedroom window.
Thank you Laura. 🙂 Hope the weather is bearable now.
So frigid here that a warm breeze would be welcome. Thank you for offering its beauty as a reminder here!!! Wishing you well!
Gillena Cox said:
make music with the morning, share joy in your haiku
Moving slowly in this mornings breeze. 🙂 Lovely
Gemma, thank you.
Nonnie USA said:
I would not want to feel this morning’s breeze because it’s only 5 degrees F, but it’s a lovely thought! I had forgotten what andante means so I looked it up (after all it’s been more than 50 years since I had choir) and appreciated its use instead of the mundane words.
Nonnie, thanks. it’s not a word we normally use I agree. 🙂 But I was thinking of ABBA’s hit by that name and voila. I had this idea for the haiku.
Ah, I would trade my morning breeze with you any day:) but I live vicariously through the warmth of your words:)
Lovely words, Cheryl-Lynn. 🙂
Lucid Gypsy said:
I had to look up andante , learning all the time!
🙂 You know the words came to me suddenly out of the blue. Of course ABBA’s song by the same title had something to do with it.
Oh, such delight in your morning song!
Thank you MMT.
beautiful strength in this haiku Celestine!
Lea, thanks. 🙂
artmusedog and carol said:
Must be lovely breeze ~ delightful haiku ~ xo
Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku said:
Morning breeze, so refreshing, so new.
I look forward to your poems like I seek the morning breeze.
Ow, what sweet words, Thank you Stella.
Oh I like that word. Thanks for introducing it to me. It was perfect for your haiku.
Thank you Judie. Glad you found meaning in this haiku. 🙂
The best sort of morning; go slowly into the day.
Yes! Thanks, Annie. 🙂
Mornings should always be energetic 🙂
True, though not always the case. 🙂
breathing the earth’s breath. ♥
A wonderful breath, Lisa! 🙂
oh yes, the song of life!
Yay! Thanks to you!
Ste J said:
I do enjoy your nature infused haikus for after all we are symbiotic with nature and shouldn’t forget that as we go about our lives.
I like your comment, Ste J. 🙂
Every morning is a joy … breath in and breath out that fresh morning air … gives you new energy.
Yes, Kristjaan. I especially need that energy now that my knees are giving me problems. 🙂
Thank you Ada. 🙂
Sharmishtha Basu said:
what is andante?
andante is Latin for slow or slowly or a slow pace or tempo. Often used in relation to music or rhythm. 🙂