Heavy word haiku

Slog, slog – what burden
life can be. Irritatingly
same. Insane, sane, no end.

Written in response to Felicity’s first attempts at haiku at The Confessions of a Philosophy Junkie and, in particular, her teacher’s advice that “haikus should use lighter words.” I tend to feel free to use whatever words I please in precisely or inexactly counted haikus or whatevers, getting some mild anarchy* out of being careless about rules.

*an uplifting IDGAFF feeling

– James Steerforth ( © 2008 )

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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3 Responses to Heavy word haiku

  1. Ghazala Khan says:

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  2. Felici says:

    🙂
    Love the haiku.
    I’ve felt that way plenty of times. So I can relate.
    Thank you so much for your encouragement.
    I was thinking about quitting haiku writing because all the rules made me feel sort of stifled.
    Your reassurance was VERY helpful in getting over that. 🙂

  3. Felicity says:

    🙂
    Love the haiku.
    I’ve felt that way plenty of times. So I can relate.
    Thank you so much for your encouragement.
    I was thinking about quitting haiku writing because all the rules made me feel sort of stifled.
    Your reassurance was VERY helpful in getting over that. 🙂

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