‘Hope’ Published at Whispers & Echoes!

I smile to share my third and final haiku, Hope, has been published at Whispers and Echoes Magazine!

Whispers and Echoes is a magazine that treasures writing that captures big emotions in few words, so I am honored to have my haiku shared on their website.

Unlike my previous poems, Lost or Found and Walk, Hope is a haiku focusing on the flip side of hope. Traditional haikus are meant to be untitled, but I find that a good title lends more thought to a piece and even gives it a new meaning, so I loved thinking deep on a good title for this haiku.

Short and sweet and to the point are three good guidelines behind a solid title, but I was still challenged when it came to naming this haiku. I knew how I felt about the piece, but not its name.

When it comes to poetry, my favorite titles are names that tell a story on their own, names that create an expectation and present a new angle, or even names that are simple.

So, when it comes to titling my own poems, I do my best to feel the poem and name a direct feeling, an opposite feeling, or a subtle feeling. Titles, I think, are windows into the world of the poem.

I invite you to enjoy Hope:

Once she danced under . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!

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43 thoughts on “‘Hope’ Published at Whispers & Echoes!

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  1. Oh congratulations again, Jaya, you are on a roll! This haiku is giving me all the fantasy feels – it makes me think of Laini Taylor or Christina Henry’s novels. Absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us! Lisa x

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  2. Congratulations on having your poem published! It is a beautiful poem. Capturing something so deep with such few words is not an easy thing. Well done!

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  3. Congratulations! I’ve never noticed that they don’t usually have names before but I found the reasoning you gave for coming up with names really interesting. I love a little BTS on the thought process x

    Sophie

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