Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #14 – Shine and Potential

Ronovan's Weekly Haiku Challenge

Written as part of the Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Challenge.

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    1. Yes, that is a picture I took last year. When I wrote the haiku I actually had in mind somebody on the journey to the next life, but having the chance to turn back if they wanted to, or to walk forward towards the happy smiling faces from the past in the light.

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    1. I’m glad that last line surprised you, Elizabeth. I’m not sure if you read my first comment to Serins but, when I wrote it, I had somebody in mind who was just passing away but had the choice to go back if they wanted to. I’m sure if they had saw angry faces, they would have turned back. What a dilemma I have left this person, eh?

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  1. Well done, Hugh. The last line made me think – was the person moving past smiling or were the onlookers smiling? I pondered this awhile. I decided the person moving past was smiling and moving forwards to another place. 🙂

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    1. Isn’t that what haikus are all about, Maria? To make the reader think after reading it and come up with what it is about? When I wrote this haiku, I had in mind somebody who had just passed away but who had the choice of being able to go back instead of travelling into the light where the smiling faces from the past were waiting for him/her. Just goes to show how we all come up with different interpretations of an haiku. That’s why I really do love to write and read them so much.

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