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 helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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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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