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What it's like being alone - Haiku poem about loneliness

Updated on December 23, 2014
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Alone


Will my ears explode?

Noiseless, not even a fly

Deafening . . . I am . . .

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(Now, that poem made me feel a bit like my fave . . . Emily Dickinson.)


April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month by enjoying haiku. This poem utilizes that style. Although haiku generally focuses on descriptions of nature, it is okay to use the basic form for other topics. Your first line should consist of five syllables. Your second line follows with seven syllables. Your third line goes back to five syllables. That's it. You can stop at one stanza or add more. Try writing your own or finding more haiku to read and enjoy. #9

Silence is Sometimes So Loud

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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank you, samikan! I really appreciate that!!

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      samikan 

      5 years ago from online

      lovely haiku, victoria!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lord--De nada! Abiding until we see a change--I like that. Always good to see you.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Short but powerful. I see the purpose of the creators of this kind of poems. Being alone is art of life; when lesss expectedit takes hold o us, and we just have to abide until we see a change. Thanks and Gracias Vicky!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, PDX! I like the word brilliant from folks like you! :-)

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      brilliant haiku, victoria!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CloudExplorer--Thanks for your more-than-kind comments! I am just now uploading a pic for the Alone poem. Thanks again!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Lovely Haiku @ Victoria, I must give it another try, I wrote just one Haiku a while back, but you've tempted me to give it another try. Thanks for sharing your creativity, and for helping out others in learning what it is to write one.

      Voted up and getting pinned to my Poetry Pinboard, oh and thanks again for visiting my hub.

      Awe man there's no pic to add it to Pinterest, maybe if you add one soon, I can share it there too, until then see ya in another hub soon as well.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Movie M! Glad you like it!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Fennelseed--what an awesome compliment!!! I've glad you like my haiku. I'm honored, really!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A wonderful haiku - a perfect description of silence.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      SilentReed--It is one of my favorite songs! It's soothing to me. Thanks for the great comments and the quoted lines!

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Oh Victoria, now this IS Haiku!! I should have had lessons from you!! Just lovely!! My votes to you.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      anlnwu--You make me blush. A genius I'm not, but I am very appreciative! :-)

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      SilentReed 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      I never tire of listening to the "Sound of Silence" but it can be deafening for those who need to be in the whirlwind of things...While everything swirls / be still in serenity / in this noisy world ;)

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      anglnwu 

      6 years ago

      Love it--the picture you create in my mind is stark, just what it should be. Rated up, you're a genius.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, jhamann. I always appreciate your comments!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So glad you loved it, SanneL. That means a lot coming from you!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Voronwe--I appreciate that. Such a nice comment!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      prasetio--Your comments are always so kind. Yes, it is National Poetry Month. Do you write poetry? You should try some!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Vellur--Try haiku. I bet you will like it. I LOVE the song, too. Thanks for your comments!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Wow...such power in such a small poem. Jamie

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, tnderhrt. While I love my alone time, sometimes it gets to me when I'm going through something.

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      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      Wonderful Haiku that are explaining the silence so well. Loved it!

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      Voronwe 

      6 years ago

      Great Haiku! The third line ties up the previous two perfectly...very complete. I loved it!

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your haiku, Victoria. You always make it beautiful. I am glad to know that April is National Poetry Month. Thank you very much.

      Prasetio

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Your haiku poem is full of meaning and echoing the sound of silence. I love the song, it is one of my favourites. I never did try Haiku, but having read your crystal clear explanation I just might try. Voted up.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, teaches. Silence IS deafening, huh? Thanks for the input.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you liked the haiku, Rosemay!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yea, writer20! So glad! thanks for the vote!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you love it, Dana!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So glad you think so, Audrey!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Debbie, I'm glad I explained the haiku, then! Maybe you'll try your own now....You should! Thanks so much!

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Yup, I can relate. The sound of silence and solitude can be deafening! Great job with this!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I sometimes do hear "nothing" and it is loud. Great reflection.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love it, described well that deafening silence.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      It's wonderful loved it. Voted up.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      love it

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you liked it, Nights Dream. Thanks for commenting!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Great piece Victoria!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Victoria first of all I love your Haiku.. second I thank you for explaining the Haiku. I have been scared to do it because i did not have any idea how to. so thank you.

      Bless you

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Michael Phoenix 

      6 years ago from Allentown, pa

      Great poem! I love the way you included the link into the poem.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Susan. I do feel that way sometimes. I'm glad you can relate!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great haiku! I can relate so well to this haiku.

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