Get Your Premium Membership

Enlightenment

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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

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
Login to Reply
Posey Avatar
John Posey
Date: 5/18/2013 1:44:00 PM
You're more than kind in your gracious comments... They just add to my enlightenment.... Love ya.... Jake
Date: 5/15/2013 2:44:00 PM
hey, I can just see that light bulb going on above your head!! cute one.
Login to Reply
Posey Avatar
John Posey
Date: 5/15/2013 4:45:00 PM
I believe this moment of wisdom came just as I realized I was finally catching on to the proper way to create Haiku..... Jake
Date: 5/11/2013 3:06:00 PM
You're funny......
Login to Reply
Posey Avatar
John Posey
Date: 5/11/2013 7:20:00 PM
Thanks, It's nice to make others laugh or smile... Love ya dearly... Jake
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!
Login to Reply
Posey Avatar
John Posey
Date: 4/17/2013 9:45:00 AM
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
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 :)
Login to Reply
Posey Avatar
John Posey
Date: 4/15/2013 3:39:00 AM
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
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
Login to Reply
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 :)
Login to Reply
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.
Login to Reply
Date: 4/7/2013 1:01:00 PM
John, the title says it all. I love your haiku! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs! :)
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Date: 4/3/2013 4:30:00 PM
Very enlightening John...haha...Donna
Login to Reply