Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

(July 12,1952 / New York City)

A Haiku


Soul of brevity

deep words of meaning in life

snapshot of a thought

Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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  • Genesis Bernaldez (5/17/2009 7:04:00 AM)

    A haiku type of poem...

    Simple like a quote, but more deeper meaning...
    I'll write like one of those.. ;)

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  • Carl Harris (2/27/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    Although your syllable count of 5-7-5 is correct, Lorraine, this is technically not a haiku but a senryu poem. A haiku is only about nature, nothing else. A senryu is about anything else except nature. Both are always written in the 5-7-5 syllable style. Still, I enjoyed this well written and expressed senryu poem very much. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Barry A. Lanier (2/19/2009 7:39:00 PM)

    Lorraine I enjoyed the provocation of thought in this haiku...eternal vs. the moment.....and which has more meaning in the end......thanks for sharing your talent and insight (Report) Reply

  • Samuel Pennell (12/16/2008 8:18:00 PM)

    I really love this poem! Like most good Japanese literature, it leaves so much to the reader and is very philosophical. Well done!


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  • Ben Gieske (12/2/2008 3:35:00 PM)

    Contains so many aspects of a good haiku. I am still trying to master it. So I read others hoping to translate the secret. I am sure I will find your haiku insipiring. (Report) Reply

  • Aijaz Asif (10/27/2008 10:35:00 AM)

    in these 3 beautiful lines everything is defined.....a very beautiful haiku..10 (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (10/17/2008 5:07:00 AM)

    an absolutelty perfect definition, more then a definition of Haiku..a write with essence (Report) Reply

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