Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Empty shells scattered
Reminders of life that was
New home for hermit

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #1043 emptiness

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.

12 thoughts on “Emptiness

  1. Beautiful poem and photo. Your words could be interpreted in more than one way here. I enjoy poetry with that quality.

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  2. Thank you! That is what I strive for so I am glad my mission was accomplished.

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  3. Very perceptive…with mixed feelings…positive yes..for change almost always…a haiku that really makes me think, more than many do.

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  4. Thank you Forest. I have trying to up my game in the poetry department.


  5. I just came from a rocky beach, with crushed-shell inlet and prehistoric lava rock outcroppings.

    There is much emptiness to be seen and felt on coastlines, I think. Sometimes sad, sometimes soothing, occasionally symbiotic.

    “Reminders of life that was” – I like that. Sometimes, like crabs, we outgrow our shells. 🙂

    Your words are a lovely reminder of that fact.

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  6. Thank you Mrs Fever, that was my feeling too. The shedding of shells. The beaches here are not rocky and I miss that as it was a part of my childhood. Whatever the mood, the coastline and connection to water always makes me feel.


  7. Gorgeous photo and beautiful words… Chapeau!

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  8. Awesome haiku, and that photo is really stunning. It fits …

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  9. A beautiful capture – and with lovely words accompanying it:)

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