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“A Maple Seed”




“look granddad!”
he points at the maple seeds’ dance
“it’s a heli!”

My response:

“look granddad!”
sticks the seed on end of his nose
“i’m Pinocchio!”

I found my inspiration from Kristjaan Panneman © Chèvrefeuille. He introduced me to a wonderful Dutch haiku poet, Wim Lofvers while reminding me of my childhood. We not only made heli’s out of the maple seeds, we used to break them apart, strip out the seed, open the flaps and use the sap to stick them on our nose!

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Utabukuro #10 Wim Lofvers’ “a maple seed”

Photo courtesy of Pixabay: Wonderful photographer: EME

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

9 thoughts on ““A Maple Seed”

  1. Yes! I did not take this photo. You can click on the link to EME posted on the blog to see more of her fabulous work. I prefer to use my own photos (even if they are sub-par) but there was little to no chance of me finding a maple seed any where near my area. Besides this picture illustrated my memory perfectly and she is a great photographer so I figured it was a good excuse to share EME’s talent.


  2. I feel the same way. Occasionally I’ve downloaded something to illustrate but I could count the times on one hand. J

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  3. I’m laughing my way into Sunday morning, thanks to you! 😉

    Inspired by Issa

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  4. You are welcome. Glad to make you smile!


  5. Ui ! The Nose is funny 👃 😃

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  6. Seed-on-nose was new to me as a way to enjoy maple seeds. Thanks for describing this childhood joy so well.

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