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Friday, August 30, 2013

Dear Diary

This weekend's Trifextra Writing Challenge is to write a haiku: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.
 
So, here is my 17-syllable tribute to the diary:
 

Cleanse my soul, paper.
Capture, you, my heart's riddles.
No lies; no judgments.

Photo borrowed from faithandtheology.com


53 comments:

  1. Great haiku, Ivy. Especially the last line!

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  2. Nice! The one place you can be totally honest (and hope you hide it well enough so no one ever, ever reads it :))

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    1. I haven't kept a diary for years. Good thing, too. My kids don't have written proof that I did the things I tell them not to do. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. I like it Ivy. Unashamedly honest.

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  4. This is wonderful. Laying your soul out on paper is very powerful. Thanks for letting me know I came in 2nd! I was shocked. So, many talented people linking up to Trifecta, I'm shocked. Very happy. :) This piece is beautifully written.

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    1. Thanks, Donetta! I think writing itself is such a vulnerable process. Putting your innermost thoughts on paper is both scary and freeing.

      I hope I didn't ruin the moment for you. I was just so happy to see that your piece won, so I popped right over to congratulate you. :)

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  5. Wonderful! I was expecting some wine to work its way in but instead found a touching tribute to writing! Loved it.

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    1. How about if I told you I was drinking when I wrote it? ;)

      Thank you!

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  6. Wow, the sanctity of the diary is brilliantly expressed here! Wonderful haiku!

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    1. Thank you so much for the incredibly kind comment! :)

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  7. Awesome! You captured true feel of what we pour out of our souls in diaries. 8)

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    1. Thanks, Glynis! I'm glad to know it rings true.

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  8. this is serious
    because of this kittens die
    puppies get to live

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    1. I much prefer dogs
      I'm allergic to cats so
      It's not a big loss

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  9. Love the way this is written and how it is both simple and profound at the same time:)

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    1. "Simple and profound"

      I LOVE that assessment. :) Thank you so much!

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  10. Ah, the power of the paper - and the pen. Very strong, indeed.

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    1. Thank you and congrats on saving a kitty. :)

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  11. What a perfect way to describe writing. Very good piece.

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  12. Ahh that is how writing should be

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    1. It certainly is for me. Thanks for reading!

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  13. Lovely, powerful words. Well done Ivy!

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  14. "Cleanse my soul, paper."

    This is why I write, Ivy! Gorgeously said!!

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    1. Thank you, Valerie! I'd probably go mad if I couldn't put things down on paper.

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  15. Ooh gosh, that's exactly how I feel sometimes - the only way to deal with it all is write it down. The paper does NOT talk back! :)

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    1. So true! Writing is so much cheaper than therapy. :) Thanks for reading!

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  16. And indeed, it is cleansing. No judgment. Nice job!

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  17. This is beautiful and so well-worded. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Have I mentioned how much I adore these challenges? :)

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  18. Beautiful...dont we all try to solve the riddles.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we do (with varied measures of success). :)

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  19. O damn . ...let all kittens live...lemme comment for the kittens

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    1. Haha! You saved two of them. Doesn't that make you feel good? :)

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