Portrait of a Boy with Falcon – Wallerant Vaillant (The Met – Public Domain)

Boy with Falcon – tamed,

Both longed to soar open skies

But neither was free.


Challenge to use picture with these words “soar/free/open” by



Note to my blogging friends.  My grandchildren are not here today so I’m doing some catch up.  They will be back, so maybe I’m doing “get ahead.”  😀

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to TAMED, NOT FREE

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Very nice!

  2. calensariel says:

    Beautiful picture, though I’m not familiar with the artist. Before my daughter and her family moved back here two years ago, they lived just outside Washington DC and the last time we went into the Smithsonian, I was able to spend a couple hours ALL ALONE AND UNHURRIED in the National Gallery f Art in there amongst the other stuff. Was in heaven. I do so love your haiku. I TOTALLY get it, Oneta.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I have loved going to museums but I’ve never had the pleasure of not being responsible for meeting someone else’s timetable. Your experience sounds wonderful. Thank you for your kind words. You are appreciated.

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