Sunday, September 23, 2012

Paradox

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Anomaly raised,
Quivering brow of puzzle,
Paradox questioned.

Dribbling with logic,
Wandering across mind's crests,
A passion of thought.

Paradoxical,
Simplest of complexity,
Contradicting self.


This Haiku is shared with Haiku Heights and the Prompt is Paradox.




36 comments:

  1. Nice one. Maybe it's a conundrum.

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  2. I think this is too generic and broad ~ Haiku has to be clear yet deep enough for various interpretations ~ I hope you don't mind my honest comment ~

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions Grace ... I will keep this in mind going forward :-)

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  3. I liked this alot.....what Grace said may be true, but I think most of us take license writing haiku, concentrating more on the 5-7-5 than 'deep meaning' most of the time.....Sometimes I hit the nail, and other times I hit the wall.....

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    1. Joanne,
      and my thumb is permanently black and blue!

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    2. Thanks Joanne ... writing is really about hitting nails and walls :-P

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  4. WONDERFUL - your last SUMS it all up WITHOUT ADDING a word.

    Aside to Grace - I admire the traditional haiku and I enjoy the 21st-century-western-world interpretation of the form. I think there's enough creativity to have a place for all. Kinda like realism and abstraction in painting or classical and contemporary music etc. No?

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  5. I know a few things about contradiction. I am a living breathing Paradox! Brilliant words from the king of haiku himself! :) It was lovely! And I so get it!!

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  6. contradiction self.. sigh how true.

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  7. I especially enjoyed the 'quivering brow of puzzle' an oft appropriate description. Nice take on a tough prompt!

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  8. I enjoyed your set today - my favourite the last with "Simplest of complexity" which is indeed paradoxical :-)

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  9. Paradoxical,
    Simplest of complexity,
    Contradicting self.

    You got it right there, Green! A paradox well taken in all its meaning!

    Hank

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  10. Really interesting rigid piece. I like that you stretched single words to fit the syllable count, not easy to do. I think that there was enough thought provoked here. :)

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  11. Beautiful expression of thoughts ! Paradoxes do defy logic and reason ! the contradictory self and multiple personalities and so on and also our ever changing thoughts and style of writing...all are examples of beautiful paradoxes !

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  12. I liked the simplest of complexities..nice set...

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  13. Quivering brow of puzzle ... what great personification!!! Wonderful!

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  14. I loved the last one...Very thoughtful..made me think!

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