Six Takes on ‘Coherent’

Haiku Heights
 
 


an idiot’s tale—
coherent all the chapters
of her wasted life
 
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What is this country,
where nothing is coherent
and all are broken?
 
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This is what I dreamed:
coherent were the pieces
of my shattered life.
 
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Ancient mouth of stone,
do you speak coherent words
or disjointed ones?
 
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Of crows and cornhusks
one may speak coherent words
only at twilight.
 
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With sudden phrases
she tried to be coherent—
her tongue turned to stone.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More We Write Poems: NaPoWriMo #12
 
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Posted on April 12, 2012, in haiku, Haiku Heights, NaPoWriMo, senryu, The April Heights 2012, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. My two favorites: Ancient Stone…if we could only listen to the coherent wisdom…
    And Crows and Cornhusks…One must get lost in a cornfield I think at dusk with crows to understand… enchanting, as always.

  2. My favourite is

    Ancient mouth of stone,
    do you speak coherent words
    or disjointed ones?

    Your haiku set is a magic!!! One by one they tell magical stories!!!

  3. My favorite is ‘the idiot’s tale.’ So true!

  4. Awesome set! I loved 2nd and 5th one 🙂
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. “this is what I dreamed: coherent were the pieces of my shattered life” how true! i shall treasure this haiku:)

  6. There are quite a few countries that could be 2.
    No 1 obviously refers to academics:)

  7. I enjoyed this set of haiku. The last one is my favourite. My tongue has turned to stone a few times 🙂

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