Tuesday, October 27, 2009

the softest footprint


Thanks to Thanks to Leo at Figments of Imagination for this week's prompt, elusive. Please visit all the fine poets at One Single Impression.



the softest footprint
disturbs the ants busy
laying down new scents

14 comments:

The Write Girl said...

What a creative poem and very vivid in such few words.

Jim said...

That's very nice, Gabrielle. My dogs do that and get bitten big time. Sometimes I do also.
I hardly ever think of the ants. Perhaps now I will think of your poem.
..

Cloudia said...

Nice




Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

zoya gautam said...

beautiful ..

Amias said...

I have fallen prey to this more times than I care to think about. Very good poem.

the walking man said...

True enough to be true. Good haiku love the complete form.

Tammie Lee said...

every breath we breath has its effect, lovely and thought provoking. Thank you for your comment, it reads like a poem~

Jukota said...

If only as a child my footprints near the anthill would have been soft, as I stalked them with my stick, in order to stir things up! But how true, even soft things can interrupt us when we least expect it.

if said...

very nice...!

Patti said...

The elusive ants doing what they do best...nicely done~

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

fantastic use of words..

great job as always

SandyCarlson said...

Those ants must be sensitive to so much. And they know how to succeed.

Maggie said...

I wonder...what the footprint of an ant looks like???

Natalie said...

Ack! Brings back bad memories of our infestation in Providence! But beautiful imagery nonetheless. A disturbed anthill always strikes a sad cord with me.