Haiga #21 September 2011





 not riding


long after we’ve gone

this girl will be riding

her whale


watching poets

come and go

come and go



peace offering

I check her



The sculpture, the little lake girl, maybe mermaid, riding the whale, in the Kurparkschloesschen, in Herrsching am Ammersee, is by artist Hilde Grotewahl. It can be seen on the promenade, opposite the Schloesschen. More work by this artist in her website here.

(Original title in German: Die kleine Seejungfrau)


Taking part in Rick Daddario’s 19 Planets September challenge.

NaHaiWriMo prompt: Peace






One thought on “Haiga #21 September 2011”

  1. i like this “riding” “not riding” – it reminds me of Magritte’s pipe painting – “this is not a pipe” …or words to that effect.

    it’s interesting to be brought back to the surface of reality in that way. a dog or a cat would never mistake this for a whale or the girl – well may be in the right situation – but not for long. humans would think of it this way tho – a girl riding a whale… yeah. interesting. sometimes we are so smart we fool our selves.

    fun haiga. aloha.


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