Old Days – A Haiku

it’s backwards you know
referencing days past as old
as if days could age

~kat

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge prompt words: old & days.


8 responses to “Old Days – A Haiku

  • D. Avery @shiftnshake

    You know, there are those that hold that a true haiku “has to”… has to have so many syllable per line, (a constraint I like), has to be about nature, has to… I suppose time is natural, and your haiku describes it well. To me a haiku reveals in those few syllables a truth and a really good haiku makes the reader say ha! for that truth, that insight.
    Ha!
    {Have you ever seen a book called Japanese Death Poems?}

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    • Kat Myrman

      I have not seen the book. Now I’m intrigued. Thank you for validating my un-Haiku (for in truth I always feel a bit weird calling these 5-7-5 creations Haiku. Sometimes the prompts do not lend themselves to nature themes…so I go for streams of consciousness instead). Really, thanks. It means a lot. 😊

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  • D. Avery @shiftnshake

    I have learned a lot about form in the past few months. And I hold that rules are to be learned and broken. (In art, not politics)
    I’d be curious to speak with those that translate poetry from other languages. Think about that task. Stephen Mitchell, Coleman Barks some I like.
    Who ever said a Japanese form had to have 5-7-5 in English? I like it, like I like flash fiction, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. THAT is poetry.
    I found that book somewhere a long time ago, loved it, gave it away to someone who I knew would also love it, found it agar Alibris or Thriftbooks. It was a gateway book, but cool for the final Ha! right at the time of departure. Quite a trick. So, THAT is Poetry.

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    • Kat Myrman

      I too have learned a lot about form since being on WordPress. Entering challenges is great practice for the various forms. Haikus I learned were once written in a single line. There are so many off shoots from Haiku…senryu, lunes, tankas. My love of these tiny poetry forms is driven by a personal goal to say a lot in a few words. Being succinct and learning to avoid empty words has improved my writing. At least that’s the hope. 😊

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  • D. Avery @shiftnshake

    Yep, I like playing with words and yet agree that the best challenge is to say more with less.
    Hey, nice chatting with you.

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  • willowdot21

    I do like the idea of days aging 💜

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