Poem by: devilrod
Submitted: March 05, 2007
Only to perceive
What is the grand infinite
In the starry night
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17 specially chosen, weighted syllables.
Words chosen to impart weighty universal meaning.
It's a haiku all right!
I wonder if stary is an interesting typo for starry. If not, it has more unusual depth in an offbeat sort of way than I first realised, that means I don't need to quibble about whether the haiku form strives to balance universal meaning with simple, physical observations. You know what I mean, cicadas rising in the dust and all that sort of marvellous stuff the Japanese write about.
I am very fond of this type of writing and wish you all power.
May I drop in one of my own, improvised as I write...
This keyboard holds
Beneath my hands the
Words to every story.
Not a haiku, but I enjoyed it all the same.
I shall seek out your other poems.
I appreciate it. It was a typo. Glad you like. I got into haikus from reading Kerouac. He had starnge free form that I like alot.
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