Category Archives: Haiku

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 Β 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.