Haiku Pondering

A brief sentence here
to say nothing but the fact
that these words are brief

Words that sound so wise
but in the end say little
are poetry’s thief

I just love a phrase
Follow where it leads me to
perhaps just a dream

So what strikes you now
as truth, may not always be
quite what it may seem

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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24 Responses to Haiku Pondering

  1. Ray says:

    “Poetry’s Thief…” Love it. Sounds like a story in its own… I have NEVER written a haiku. I get the 5-7-5 thing. Are there are set number of stanzas you need? I’m itching to try it.

    • I’m no expert on haiku – I think the original form is very strict and I don’t really know its full rules…you can certainly just do one stanza and its a stand alone haiku…I just tend to write more than one when I do the form for some reason, but for all I know that might be actually breaking the rules too!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Never thought of haikus that way. They’re usually my go-to form when I want to write a poem and have only a minute or two.

  3. lol….I do love to write haiku….those little thieves. I usually write them when I have something on my heart but not enough strength in my spirit to write a whole poem.

    • I love haiku too….I just know that sometimes, with all poetry forms really, I start out with some vague words or ideas and even I don’t know what the poem is about.. if anything, LOL. 🙂 🙂

      • lol….Your poems always makes such great sense to me….uh oh….now I am worried!! 🙂 🙂

      • LOL…I find sometimes that when I write thinking of something specific readers actually see something quite different in what I wrote than what I intended, and sometimes when its just words that sound good to me the readers kind of tell me what it’s about by their reactions…creativity is a mysterious process. xxx 🙂

  4. Drops of Ink says:

    Bravo! I love it. 🙂

  5. My favorite thing about haiku is that is teaches you just how potent a single word can be, there is nothing in excess,you strip everything down so its all soul no flesh, a good haiku should convey everything a full length poem contains because its so concentrated in form it should be like a slap in the face, an awakening. I have never wrote such a haiku but that is why keep writing them I want to shake someone to their foundations in the fewest possible words. When I write I choose every word very carefully aside from the sound all the meanings have to work for me too, I am totally obsessed with extracting the most I can out of words lol I wish I was more creative though!

    • LOL, your haiku are sublime and closer to the intended form than mine ever will be! I doubt I really have the discipline to do haiku properly so I shall continue with my faux-haiku suspect!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Kira says:

    I like that you did several haiku’s together. I will have to try that sometime. As always…lovely!

  7. K Cutler says:

    amazing! well done woman

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