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Haiku

Hanshan wrote this Haiku. I enjoy reading and writing Haiku. A poem’s meaning is usually shrouded in mystery, but Haiku even more so.  There is so much left to the imagination.

I turn off the light —

my heart a precipice

before the moon

I have not written a Haiku for a while, but decided to take a run at it. Mine is less abstract.

Words separate spaces

overflowing and alluring

Flooding my senses

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

10 responses »

  1. Hello, liked your Haiku, and wanted to mention technically this is a Senryu because it is not about nature. I learned this from a poetry site. The one you posted above it was exquisite, also.

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  2. Yours is a westernized Haiku, but Haiku nonetheless, as you’ve included your senses 😉

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  3. I was taught by my infallible English teacher that the three lines are supposed to speak of one thing, thereby paying honor to the form by which it is said most poetry in scripture is written; it is therefore a tribute to the form of many (most) poems in Scripture where three lines repeat the same thought in three different ways. I cannot at the moment tell you what it is called, but I have tried it and from my point of view it is not the easiest to create.\
    I think yours is very well done as well as appropriate considering your work.

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