(Photo by:Tif Holmes)
left on the old fence...
2.The Collaborative Photo-Haiku Project,July2012, Entry11
3.Theme-Thursday: Inspiring Things
Loredana Donovan July 14, 2012 6:32 PM
Very strong metaphor in your haiku, which is open to interpretation and has a bit of mistery to it. To me, the nails on the old fence could signify perhaps pain from the past, which has been healed by spiritual enlightenment. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. :)
Mrsupole July 16, 2012 12:56 AM
I'm not sure if I have a different view of the nails because I am older but to me the nails go with the old saying that something is "As tough as nails." meaning that one never gives up or that something cannot be destroyed. So for me the nails represent that they are still there each day holding that fence in the same place upon which it was built and they will be there with each new day to give their support. Also for me the nails could represent one's parents who will be there for their children to love and support them each day of their life.
Jaideep July 18, 2012 3:19 AM
Hi, nails paving way for new light, end marking beginning, lovely!
Rita Odeh July 20, 2012 11:58 PM
Hi Jaideep. I like the layer you could see in this poem. As a christian believer, nails remind me of our Lords sufferings on the cross in order to pave the way of salvation for us. HIS nails are eternal,left there for ever. The fence separates the world of believers from non-believers. I am glad that you raised this point even though you discussed it in general.