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Wisdom comes to me. Light bulb glows above my head. I’m enlightened now! Written by John Posey 04/03/13

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 1:17:00 PM
    yes, I love the poem... I love it when my light bulb clicks on... a good image... and haiku...Linda

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/18/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're more than kind in your gracious comments... They just add to my enlightenment.... Love ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:44:00 PM
    hey, I can just see that light bulb going on above your head!! cute one.

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/15/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I believe this moment of wisdom came just as I realized I was finally catching on to the proper way to create Haiku..... Jake
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 3:06:00 PM
    You're funny......

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 5/11/2013 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, It's nice to make others laugh or smile... Love ya dearly... Jake
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 8:52:00 AM
    I used to stick to 5-7-5, but I found the rule too limiting. The Japanese wrote their haiku using 5-7-5, however when you translate them into English they usually end up being much shorter. You can write them either way, but if you ever write a haiku that doesn't follow the rule, I'd still keep the poem!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 4/17/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are correct in your evaluation of syllable count in Haiku composing. I notice many haikus posted do not hold to the 5-7-5 pattern. I choose to stay with the 5-7-5 pattern. For me, it presents a greater challenge... Thanks for your input. Great respect for your talent..... Jake
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 3:31:00 AM
    This is one of my favorite haiku from you. Though if I may make a suggestion I believe you could make even better by shortening it. For example... "a light bulb flickers above my head - enlightenment". Just my thoughts, however! Love your work :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 4/15/2013 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I was trying to stick to what I believe to be the textbook syllable count of 5-7-5... I could be mistaken.... Jake
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:02:00 PM
    I love it! That's great!...I don't have those experiences too often!...xxoo Holly Moore

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Very good title for your wise haiku John - Like it, well done my friend - Have a lovely afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Thanks-you are quite bright and so right! I love this metaphor. The process of becoming enlightened is a long one, but it's funny that there is a sign to announce it so clearly once it has been achieved.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:01:00 PM
    John, the title says it all. I love your haiku! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs! :)

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:15:00 PM
    I can pictured it through your poem hehe, such a entertained one John :D wishing you a great day :D hug, yanny

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 4:30:00 PM
    Very enlightening John...haha...Donna