Category Archives: Haiku

Adagio

Adagio, because
This moment is all we have
And we do not know

Adagio, because
There is boundless beauty now
If only we knew

Adagio, because
Everything else moves quickly
And we need to breathe

Adagio, because
What would the difference be then
And the point of life

Adagio, because
We really have nothing else
Only Adagio

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When There Are Too Many Words

There are days when I feel that I feel too much, when I think I think too much. And all the feelings and thoughts crash into each other, into me, within me, so that I feel so  overwhelmed with all that is supposedly me. If I manage to calm down enough to look at each thought and each feeling separately, analyzing where they come from, why they manifest, they may then not appear as overwhelming as they feel. If I calm down enough to process the thoughts and put them into words, the concrete tangibility of the process helps me achieve distance and perspective.

On a day when even the words didn’t seem to help, and the shapes the ink formed made my thoughts and emotions even more jumbled than ever, Haikus came to the rescue.

Structure – Self-imposed structure, aesthetically mandated structure. Ghosts captured in a box don’t look so scary… Until they escape again.

Have you thought about
The liking and dislike of
Someone you don’t know?

Something they say, do,
And the impression is fixed
We are weird beings.

Wired to believe
What we feel and think is true
Refusing maybes.

Then we think, wonder.
Who are we, if we are so
Easily Defined.