May 31

Haiku 879

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , May 31st, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Her teachers told her:

“You have a narrow talent.

Stay in comedy.”


Sigourney Weaver

didn’t listen. She proved them

wrong time and again.


Now her goal is to

be a better teacher to

tomorrow’s actors.


“Mentoring is one

of the great joys of getting

older,” she believes.


Young actors, she said,

should get a degree. “Learn how

to read a story.”


“Learn how to see the

beginning, middle and end.

How characters fit.”


“Learn how to be a

good communicator.” Then

she paused and added:


“Art is feeling the

sharpness of someone else’s

experience.” True!

For decades, Sigourney Weaver has been a Hollywood star. While she continues to act, one of her newest endeavors is a small Manhattan theater called The Flea, which gives new actors a stage to practice and perfect their art.

Ms. Weaver recently traveled through Minneapolis as part of the Smart Talk lecture series. I had the pleasure of going to hear her speak.

As an official “Smart Talk Blogger,” I attended each of this year’s events and penned haiku about what each of the visiting speakers had to say.

Even though Ms. Weaver was the last of this year’s events, you can read all of my Smart Talk haiku and start planning to attend next year!

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May 30

Haiku 878

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , May 30th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

a large ant carries

a small dead fly on the floor-

I kill it

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May 29

Haiku 877

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , May 29th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

softly he hums a

Vietnamese lullaby —

I sniffle and sigh

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May 28

Haiku 876

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , May 28th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

like magnets

the shore pulls in the waves and

the waves pull us in

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May 27

Haiku 875

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , May 27th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

I lie very still

after the coughing subsides —

solitary tear

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May 26

Haiku 874

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , May 26th, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

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a tatami room

fun chatter and great sushi –

41 feels great!

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May 25

Haiku 873

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , May 25th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Just as in our girlhood,

Jenny P. and I swap germs.

She gave me the flu!

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May 24

Haiku 872

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , May 24th, 2011

by Alison
by Alison

“It’s raining spring!”

Penelope declares,

blossoms flurrying

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May 23

Haiku 871

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , May 23rd, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

the flowering crabs

pop as a tornado hits —

beauty is short lived

 

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May 22

Haiku 870

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , May 22nd, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

still the rain –

red blossoms cover

closed windows

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