5 haiku

Haiku prompted by the following quote:

[…] “We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life”. […] Paulo Coelho

These are separate…and in no particular order.




of every street light and house

obscure the moonlight



social networking

facebook friends and followers

don’t replace friendship



live your own real life

there is no reality

on television



don’t follow blindly

choose to see reality

knowledge empowers



be here with me now

take off your shoes, stay awhile

enjoy the moments


~Melanie Thomason




Filed under haiku, micropoetry, Poetry

13 responses to “5 haiku

  1. Fine poetry which seem to sum up where we find ourselves in the world today.

  2. 1-3 state the world as it appears to be.
    4,5 one would think are obvious… though to not enough. 🙂

    Forest Bathing I think is also called Shin roku.

  3. Excellent. You said it all. More and more fake vs real has become a problem in our world. You addressed this perfectly.

  4. 1. That’s the sad part about street lights..
    2. So true. 3 and 4 as well 🙂
    5. I will, as much as I can. Like now 🙂

  5. This is wonderful. I am always so impressed with those who have mastered the art of the Haiku.

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