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: Ostrich No More

on March 15, 2017

Poet in me slept
Escaping circumstances
Of a world gone mad

High time to awake
Stir my juices, let words flow
With my mighty pen

15 responses to “Haiku: Ostrich No More

  1. den169 says:

    A powerful instrument of good.

  2. So powerful and also beautiful!

  3. It’s not surprising we feel the need to withdraw sometimes and not want to face the world, but writing is our comfort 🙂

  4. Love the confidence in this one. I am happy to see you thriving here.

  5. vivachange77 says:

    Thank you for affirming me. I do feel a new confidence. ❤

  6. I of July says:

    I like the ostrich symbolism 🙂 , I can relate to this piece. It’s good to step away from it and return with a fresh perspective although I don’t find it easy. In fact some may think I take it to the extremes when I say that sometimes I do feel as if letting the poet sleep is the same as seizing to exist. Stepping away from the art causes a slight anxiety and I can’t help but sometimes wish I was not such an addict.

    • vivachange77 says:

      I understand your anxiety. I have had a lot going on lately and the poet in me wasn’t accessible. I got stuff behind me and woke up yesterday wanting my poet to return. She did! And I wrote a simple Haiku that put purpose back in my life. Maybe your true self as a writer is a calling, not an addiction. ❤

      • I of July says:

        Thanks, it’s nice that you put it that way. “Calling” certainly sounds better than addiction 🙂 and it’s true when the poet awakens, it sure feels like finding purpose

  7. JoHanna Massey says:

    I know lots of people who have been left speechless by recent events. Thankfully, you have found your voice once more! For this I am grateful as I enjoy your poetry so very much. 🌍

  8. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks. I’m happy you like my poetry. I’m still not writing in my old vein, but maybe that is not a bad thing.

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