The Convergence Of Souls: A Haiku Experiment

Words are not enough.

All this dreaming and for what?

An empty tired heart?

But your words sustain

My heart through darkest hours,

And quicken my skin.

Your skin would grace mine

If our wandering pathways

Could ever converge.

Would convergence kill

The spirit of what we share?

That I could not bear.

Should we not risk all?

Fracture caution to the wind

And lay our hearts bare?

I know your heart well.

The baring of other things…

Is not our fate, love.

You are right, and yet…

Should I not rail against it?

Acceptance is death.

Acceptance is life!

Do not underestimate

The strength of your heart.

Fine. If you refuse

To accept this is our fate.

One day we will be.

I long for that day.

And if our days are numbered?

Another life then.

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13 thoughts on “The Convergence Of Souls: A Haiku Experiment

    • Thanks Shannon. I’ve never been much of a poet but I really enjoy playing around with the haiku format (shamelessly trampling all over the actual rules of course). I liked the idea of taking something that feels ancient and combining it with a modern day instant message format. Was a lot of fun to do and obviously all the more rewarding knowing that people like yourself enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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    • Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you taking the time to comment. I’ve never attempted anything like this before and I’m a dabbler at best when it comes to poetry so it’s great to have some positive feedback from a poet 🙂 I’ve just been reading up on your explanation and examples of some different forms of poetry so maybe I will be inspired to branch out from the occasional haiku experiment!

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