Tears For Japan

March 16, 2011
Where did the crabs go?
Shells empty. Water stagnates.
Homes burn, sky still blue.

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Anna-Akua said...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm
i love it! i wish i could write haikus like this, its very touching without touching the main event, u know? if that makes sense :/
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Thank you :) My dad says that's really what Haikus are supposed to do, convey emotion, without actually describing the emotion, I think.
Anna-Akua replied...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm
ur dad kinda said what i didnt know how to say...he is a 100% rite!
Aderes18 said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm
I just added a new poem, Ode to El Classico. I hope you like it! :) 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm
I'll go check it out :)
krarthurs said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Such a simple haikuu with such a powerful message behind it. I loved this a lot.

And thank you so much for commenting on my work. It really meant a lot to me. (:

IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

You're very welcome, krarthurs :)

I am appreciating your comments as well :) Thank you.

Aderes18 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm
I think this captures the mood of the earthquake perfectly. I also really love how it's a haiku because that's a japanese style of poetry.  It pays yet another tribute to Japan. Awesome. :) 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Thank you, I seem to work best most often in Haikus.
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Can you read my work? :) 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm
Absolutely :)
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I like your name, Bryn.(It shows up whenver you do something on Teen INK because I pressed the email button) 

Anyway, it seems to really fit you. It seems like a good lord of the Rings name and it's unique.  

Random Thought: Why do you think of my name, Aicha? 

IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Aww, thanks :) I've always wondered if I have anyone following me.

I think it's pretty, it reminds me of a white daisy with a brown center, and very bright green, vibrant leaves.

Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm

You are welcome! :) 

I like what you said about my name, that's an interesting thought. 

Do you think your name fits you?

Do you think my name fits me? 

IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm
I don't really know you, so I can't say if I think your name fits you. I've always loved my name, I think it fits me quite well.
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm

True. Just the internet feels so personal

sometimes. Just wondering. 

IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm
I know what you mean, the thing is, I haVe no idea what you look like, what your body language is, I know nothing of your background, all I know is the inside of you head :) I don't even know what your voice sounds like. So I'm not sure I could say your name fits you.
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Well, the only thing you do know is my background, from my poem Summer Nights in Algeria. Well, actually I'm only half Algerian, my mom's American. 

In Algeria(and most Muslim Countries), my name's super-common. I was named after my grandma. :) 

Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm
True, True. 
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