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~~ 1 ~~
A place of her own,
where she can dabble in words—
this is all she asks.
~~ 2 ~~
Three blasts of the horn—
again she loses her place
reading Hemingway.
~~ 3 ~~
She loses her place,
yet a new pathway unfolds,
tugging at her feet.
~~ 4 ~~
In her stained blue dress
she is not sure of her place
among the sisters.
~~ 5 ~~
In this hallowed place
she rests for an hour or two
before moving on.
~~ 6 ~~
A place of shining
in the center of darkness—
this is all she asks.
~~ 7 ~~
The thrill of the hunt
to find a place of her own
keeps driving her on.
~~ 8 ~~
Knick-knack paddy-whack—
isn’t there another place
that she could call home?
~~ 9 ~~
She devotes her skill
to finding the perfect place
to keep her secrets.
~~ 10 ~~
Her secrets in place,
she resolves not to reveal
them to anyone.
~~ 11 ~~
In this shallow place,
where nothing is asked of her,
she has found a home.

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 27, 2014, in 5-7-5, Sunday Scribblings 2, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. she’s moving in search of a shining place like that old man of “Knick-knack paddy-whack”…the last one’s a tad sad…hope she doesn’t earn a bad name like him…

  2. A room of ones own and two guineas a year wasn’t that what Virginia Woolf requested…I guess even a nun’s cell is shared by god…sometimes there is no escape…except virtually perhaps

  3. A Room of Her Own…something everyone needs.

  4. Who is ‘she’ after all? Love 6-8 verses. 8th made me laugh…just about me … ~ Thanks.

  5. Each haiku offers a little something to the reader, and the whole tells a story I can relate to.

  6. This is a glorious progression. Even the way you have the listed words at the top of the page reads like a poem! Loved these. Especially the stained blue dress, and her uncertainty of her place among the sisters.

  7. A place of one’s own where one can dabble in words sounds absolutely ideal. The thrill of the hunt for such a place would be would definitely be part of the fun. A nice series once again.

  8. Lovely, very interesting to find the perfect place to keep our secrets!

  9. scotthastiepoet

    Stimulating work – I especially enjoyed your last stanza and loved the notion of the pathway tugging at her feet… With Best Wishes Scott

  10. Just lovely, all of them, but my favourite is number 6.

  11. You’ve built it in a great manner MMT …nicely done… 🙂

  12. In these haiku about place, there is constant movement both inside and out. Are we just born restless or not able to relish any place we are in? I was a bit disappointed when she ended in a shallow place, then wondered if that isn’t the whole point of all that preceding movement.


  13. awsome haiku roll!! lovely!!

  14. Finding a place to call home is often a lifetime’s quest. Some find it in a person, others in memories. Perhaps we all look for the place that shines.

  15. These are all inspired. The Monica Lewinsky one is very clever!

  16. Very nice sequence. Looking is what we all do.

  17. A lovely series … interesting story.

  18. Nice work. I really like the sound of number 2.

  19. This is a great roll-out of creativity. Amen! to 1 and 6. I love 3 and 9. And 8 sure is a cute play on “This Old Man” : )

  20. Very delightful reading! I appreciate all the haiku that tell a story. Thank you.

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