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Eyes of Forgotten Innocence: Haiku

Updated on June 13, 2010

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I memorized the simple Haiku, "For a companion on my walking trip ...perhaps a little butterfly" --Shiki. Too bad it has too many syllables. 5 7 5, right?

Any way, I wrote this one and felt the picture went well with it. I'm pretty sure it went well with the rest of my book too.


Look deep in the eyes

The perfect reflecting pools

See the real self

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    • Danielle Woerner profile image

      Danielle Woerner 

      7 years ago from Global via internet

      Lovely! I've been chipping away at a planned chapbook of haiku for a few years. I'll enjoy reading more of yours, and it's in a good cause.

      The translated haiku never seem to have the right number of syllables in English. One of my all-time favorites is (I think) by Basho:

      "The thief left it behind:

      The moon at the window."

      Thanks for the follow, BTW. :)

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      8 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I've read a lot of haiku (it's the only form of poetry I ever occasionally write myself) and I thought this captured the spirit of the Japanese masters very well. Good work.


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