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waterlily

July 16, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


floating over hushed
lily padded-water mauve
petals rise like fire


The author's comments:
I wrote this haiku on behalf of my avatar of waterlilies. This poem is inspired by the Imagists.

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on Mar. 11 2016 at 6:32 pm
Poetry101 BRONZE, Faith, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are !













~John Lennon

I love thuis so much. i love of you made this so awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 4:55 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I recommend you trying haiku. It's so much fun to write them. Don't limit yourself to just one genre. Thank you, dancer25. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 12 2013 at 4:54 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

thank you so much, Plume!!!

dancer25 GOLD said...
on Aug. 21 2013 at 4:28 pm
dancer25 GOLD, West Babylon, New York
15 articles 16 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope will never be silent'

This is really nice. I really appreciate what you can do with haiku  because I can only write free verse poetry

Plume BRONZE said...
on Aug. 19 2013 at 7:58 am
Plume BRONZE, Milano, Other
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wow !!! i really like this haiku !!! 5/5 stars for me ! i find this haiku very calming in a good way !!! good job <3

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 2 2013 at 4:27 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. You know what, I didn't even notice the comparison of fire and water until now that you pointed it out. *facepalm* Thank you for doing so. and try writing them. They're so much fun. 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 8:21 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Sorry - haiku. I knew that.

on Aug. 1 2013 at 8:19 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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I've never been a haiqu writer - maybe it's because I'm so long winded, but I do enjoy reading them. The word usage in this poem is particularly striking. I like the contrast between water and fire, and your use of mauve. I don't seem to hear/read that word often enough.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 5:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Whimsical, yes. I will agree with you. Thank you so much, ChrisJ. Truly appreciate it. 

on Jul. 31 2013 at 4:07 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

This haiku fells so fresh and whimsical, and with great imagery, this is definitely 5/5 stars from me. I especially like the last line.


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