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Haiku: Insanity

by Skye

Cool and refreshing
As a smooth, cold spring in June,
Insanity reigns.

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Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:53 am
Mysticalxx says...

Nice haiku! When I first read the second line, I thought you were referring to the spring SEASON, but then I got it! :D So, you've made good usage of vocabulary, and the syllable count is right! Insanity does reign. :D

Keep it up! Write more haiku! Fun fact: The plural of haiku IS haiku. :P


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Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:57 pm
Sassafras wrote a review...

Hello, Skye!

Wow, this is the first haiku I've seen today that is an actual, proper haiku. Congratulations, dear. What I love about this is the message that it's sending across. Insanity isn't always as chaotic as people sometimes like to assume. Sometimes, insanity is calm and more of a slow and sweet coercion than a violent, chaotic possession.

Insanity reigns.

There's an abrupt tonal shift here which makes this haiku great.

Simply, I really like this. You did a great job with this haiku, Skye.


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Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:24 pm
Niraco wrote a review...

I have just started reading Haikus and have noticed that they seem very hard to pull off. I must say you are managed to do so.

Cool and refreshing
As a smooth, cold spring in June,
Insanity reigns.

I had to read this a few times in order to fully understand but it was still enjoyable. I felt that the subject matter was slightly confusing as the first two lines were in contrast with the ending. All in all I really enjoyed this haiku and felt that it was very unique and unusual. Great job and happy writing!

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Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:02 am
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Crysi wrote a review...

Yay! I'm a huge fan of haikus, as they are difficult to pull off well. Plus, they're so much fun to write! :)

Anyway, I just have one TINY suggestion. Maybe instead of the comma at the end of the second line, you could put a dash, since the last line seems like more of the complete thought instead of a continuation of the previous lines.

Overall, lovely picture! Well done. :) And you managed to fit the traditional usage of nature into it, along with a not-so-traditional observation. I like it a lot.

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Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:31 am
Shine says...

Well done!

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Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:57 pm
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Swires says...

Nice work - haiku's have limitations and you did your best considering the Haiku limits.

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Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:49 pm
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looby-lou says...

Loved it. End.

x frm lucy

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Chevy wrote a review...

this poem was short, quick, easy-going and i liked it...the words flew together well and the shortness of it was excellent considering that you explained all that was necessary to be explained/conveyed in just those three lines. but hey, sometimes that's all you need is that three lines.
anyway, good job...short poems rule.

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