I am happy to share my second haiku, Walk, has been published at Whispers and Echoes Magazine, a delightful online poetic compilation of the small stories that stick with us.
This is yet another haiku on hope, but I feel like many of us need a good dose of hope, or at least a direction in which to look. Continue to find your silver linings.
I have been delighted lately to have several of my shorter pieces accepted for publication, since it symbolizes that I do not need to write a hundred words to say something.
I often read long poems and short poems centered around the same topic. There are times when shorter is better, but I believe good writers tell their story in as many words as they need to.
Perhaps the shorter poem has a more direct approach while the longer piece starts out with a personal story. As long as I enjoyed each piece of writing because the writer told it in their voice and offered a new perspective, neither poem can be compared.
That said, there are times when I must conform to word or syllable counts, as in the case of this haiku, but that limitation offers its own challenge as I dig for stories that need to be told in a simple and direct way. Such as Walk:
Find hope in grey skies . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your thoughts!
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