valued benevolence haiku

Joy With Gorilla

valued benevolence haiku

precious wildlife
deep grumbling adulation
gorilla moment

remarkable hug
unwavering affection
instinctive wisdom


Written for:

Prompt #146 – Joy

Also posted on:

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Also posted on:

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Photo credit:  Wild for Wildlife and Nature – Please LIKE them on Facebook

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on May 26, 2012, in ABC wednesday, Animal, Apes, Haiku Heights, haiku my heart, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Joy for both of them, Zongrik 🙂 can see it in the photo and your words. Lovely.

  2. wonderful, zongrik :0 a unique take on the prompt 🙂

  3. I had mixed emotions …. first sadness about man’s inhumanity to these noble creatures, and, then realized the joy that man was feeling holding the gorilla ….Very lovely

  4. haiku and photo are awesome ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^
    (my main blog is A Creative Harbor) on blogger

  5. Wow – I love this such a great haiku and what a picture!

  6. A touching moment ~ Thanks for sharing ~

  7. Wow! Stunning photo and great haiku to go along with it. Glad I got to see it 🙂

  8. This is a sacred moment between two beings ~ simply beautiful. Love at its best. It is remarkable and unforgettable. Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  9. Very sweet photo and lovely haiku 🙂

  10. I am awed by your photograph at the top and the wonderful haiku. I read thru your blog and found it fascinating. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Simply beautiful.. i love both of them and the picture has touched my heart….

  12. Instinctive wisdom… oh that we could tap in to and hone that essential quality that comes from living and experiencing and feeling and seeing self and other as one… thank you for being a cyber thread in this tapestry of haiku we are weaving!

  13. A Walk In My Heart

    Love the message in your haiku.

  14. love knows no bounds.
    your haiku is tender and wise. as are the givers and receivers of love.

  15. instinctive wisdom – so touching words – I Iove them!!!

  16. The words came to my screen first, lovely, then the picture came and just grabbed my heart! Thanks for a lovely moment here in a sun-shiny UK. x

  17. What a beautiful and natural take on joy… its indeed amazing along with the picture so touching 🙂

  18. Beautiful words for an excellent picture.

  19. Very touching and sweet haiku 😉

  20. Very nice and touching haikju. Lovely to read.

  21. Awww… that was too adorable! Thanks for the share..
    Do and think not.. Think, then do!

  22. Remarkable and just beautiful! God must be happy to see his creatures, both equally amazing, at peace with each other.

  23. Deep in meaning and powerful in words, Tammy!


  24. i will carry the image and words of unwavering, instinctual affection with me today. thank you for this offering.

  25. What a joy, such a comforting hug. Your haiku is great.

  26. such simple gestures!,nice!

  27. magicalmysticalteacher

    There are connections between humans and animals that we will never understand…but we can accept them.

    My Heart Blooms with Joy

  28. thank you for your visit and comments to my blog. i did not realize that verification was on and will look into turning it off. i appreciate that you took the time to mention it to me.

  29. Instinctive wisdom.. indeed…lovely …made me feel good..

  30. Very lovely sentiment, :).

  31. This poem and photo put a lump in my throat.
    All I can say is Touching.

  32. a VALUABLE lesson!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  33. I think to have a hug from an adoring gorilla will be on my bucket list….you can just feel the tender love and emotion.

  34. Not sure if my comment went through, so here it is again — Avery touching and unique photograph.

  35. So caring and sweet.

    Eye View
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  36. Lovely haiku and a great choice for ABC Wednesday.
    Here’s mine La Vie En Rose

  37. Tammy, you have a beautiful way with haiku. The picture melted my heart, and your words were perfectly chose. A lovely write! Peace, Amy

  38. great write and an amazing pic too.

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