Sunday, 7 March 2010

Hesitation

HESITATION

–noun

1. the act of hesitating; a delay due to uncertainty of mind or fear.
2. a state of doubt or uncertainty.
3. a halting or faltering in speech.






















We glide
Opposites yet bound
A few steps this way
Or the other
On tip toe
Ready to fly off
To depart from that dance
That is courting
Hesitation.

14 comments:

Stan Ski said...

Should I or shouldn't I? It is rather like a dance isn't it?

Loch Rob said...

You leave me with an image of dancers on the floor. Or maybe the dance is just life?

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, to depart!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Lovely! What a beautiful take on hesitation.

SOL said...

Love the visual presentation--beautiful!

JP/deb said...

such a delicate dance.
lovely.

jp/deb

Jim said...

I will always remember the last dance I had. Just dance with the dance teacher and you will remember yours too. She was sooooooo light and could read my mind. She would go anyway ("ready to fly off" with no hesitation) I even thought of turning.
Thank you, Nathalie, for this fun prompt.
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Aayushi Mehta said...

Just so lovely!

Mojo said...

Depart, but in which direction?

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely haiga. The poem is perfect and the backdrop is wonderful. Thank you for the prompt!

Andree said...

I read this first at OSI. I doubly love it with your graphic. Your poem honestly captures that hesitation of courting. it's tremendous!

anthonynorth said...

A dance of enjoyable words.

one more believer said...

beautiful...trust makes one so vunerable...but how else are we to live???....waz that song...should i stay or should i go....battabing...

gabrielle said...

A dance is not a dance without pause.
Courtship beautifully rendered!