Allegory MAG

April 21, 2015
By GabbieG BRONZE, Westwood, Massachusetts
GabbieG BRONZE, Westwood, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat" -Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man


Misplaced coat button
Instant, but not flagrant flaw
Vulnerable inch


The author's comments:

My first attempts at haikus were drawn from description of locations that held resonance with me.  Alluding to Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Interior, my poems reflected places I had travelled that left powerful images in my head.  In comparison to the vivid journeying in Basho’s haiku, Wright’s more stagnant haikus often described the same scene from many different angles.  Thus, for this week, I found myself writing multiple haiku describing a single image in multiple different ways.  Some topics I wrote multiple haikus on, while others I wrote paired poems that complement each other, similar to many of Wright’s haikus.


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