Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Art of Forgetting

on May 23, 2016

My brain is wrinkled
From much mis-remembering
Things once so well-known

Shadowy landscapes
Appear in uncertainty
When facts fade away

Rich new tales recreating
Child-like comes to play

16 responses to “Haiku: Art of Forgetting

  1. emmapalova says:

    I like this a lot. I once used to know how to write Haiku..not anymore. I want to pick it back up.

  2. Ah, the imagination is not bound by age 🙂 Well written!

  3. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Christy. Yes, I think imagination is ageless.

  4. Stella says:

    I like this a lot, as I suffer from “wrinkled brain syndrome” myself–and have discovered much creativity and childlike joy “filling in the lines” better than expensive cosmetics 🙂

  5. Eileen says:

    Delightful and so true.

  6. I of July says:

    you’ve just proved that creativity is using what you possess even if it’s just mis-rememberings… love it

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks. Creativity makes for laughter, too. And wonder when looking at old photos and calendars that tell you what was “really” going on way back when. And some sadness.

  7. It’s great that we have imagination to fill in those gaps of memory and create something new 🙂

  8. Great first line!!!! I love it. “My brain is wrinkled.” Fantastic!

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