Thursday, December 12, 2013

haiku: mirror

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so blunt to speak out the truth
i feel hurt and broken to see the reality
when you behave the same as me


  1. The lines are beautiful... but I don't think it can be called Haiku as it does't fit the Haiku factors; 5-7-5 syllables.

    1. wikipedia says traditionally it is 5-7-5 but not necessarily. :-) wikihow says - "When you're deciding how many sounds or syllables to use in your Haiku, refer to the Japanese idea that the Haiku should be able to be expressed in one breath. In English, that usually means the poem will be 10 to 14 syllables long."
      "Although using 5-7-5 is no longer considered to be the rule for Haiku in English, it is still often taught that way to children in school."

      hence smiles :-). Thanks!

  2. I don't remember the exact poem now but your haiku reminds me of a poem I studied in during my high school years which talked about the very same aspect of a mirror.

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