"The unexamined life is not worth living" Socrates

- - scatterings of ideas sent to my younger self, a sensitive girl who was fooled into believing she was a boy because of anatomy - -

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Hi Q

Just finished chatting with 'C' and observed that it is close to three weeks since the last post here.

He suggested a haiku....
Must do some research:

The haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines.  Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables.
Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes.

No metaphors? No similes!?? How does anyone convey an idea under those restrictions???

one word speaks clearly

passionate yet sexless now

heart and mind are one


  1. all day the snow falls

    my world turns suddenly white

    hibernating under duvet

    Yours is better...

    1. a grey world turns white
      spirits lift and brighten me
      warm thoughts surround us

      A girl could get to like this haiku thing! :-)

      Stay warm Caroline.

  2. Traditional haiku has a nature theme, and a break or turn at the end of the second stanza

    Warm Winter Winds

    cold sparrows circle
    warm winds blow down valley low
    mist over water


    1. We need to be careful here ladies. I can feel myself learning something today.

      You probably know that a day without something learned is a wasted day, IMHO.

      Thank you Kathryn.

  3. in haiku especially, show, don't tell! Here's my friend Alan's site. He does haiku his way.


    ...I do them my way, you do them yours. :-)

    1. ..and Alan's site led me to Haijinx


      where I read

      "“[t]he universal character of haiku may be due to the fact that they always contain a sense of humor, as well as scenes of nature and daily life, things appreciated by anybody.”

      And the learning continues! Thanks Dru