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Heeding Haiku with HA “Duality”

Fallen Apples

Brooke Shaden

Whether it’s the seeming contradictions within ourselves or the contrasts within our experience, duality is both inescapable and essential. I believe it’s friction that begets life both in the mechanical and metaphysical sense. Friction is necessary for evolution and growth that’s why this week I am asking you to focus on duality.

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

21 comments on “Heeding Haiku with HA “Duality”

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  3. julespaige
    September 19, 2014

    Sometimes it works when one piece fits two prompts… even when you hadn’t looked at them both at the same time…


    • mindlovemisery
      September 19, 2014

      I sometimes combine my own prompts

      • julespaige
        September 19, 2014

        I think once I did four… but that is not common. 🙂

      • mindlovemisery
        September 19, 2014

        Wow that is impressive

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  5. Suzanne
    September 20, 2014

    Like Jules I have linked my post to various prompts – http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/09/19/fighting-for-peacea-haibun/ – thanks for your creative prompt – it really got me started in getting my thoughts in order.

    • mindlovemisery
      September 20, 2014

      Excellent Suzanne and welcome to The Menagerie it is an honor to have you =)

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  7. J
    September 21, 2014

    Hi there — I couldn’t find the “linky” — so, just in case, here is my contribution from BIOLI: http://blogitorloseit.com/2014/09/20/loves-rhythms-rumble-senryu/

  8. J
    September 21, 2014
  9. HA(Anmol)
    September 21, 2014

    Intriguing prompt, Yves. Thanks for posting the prompt this week. I had quite a messy week and it was only on Friday when I realized that I had not written a draft post for the prompt. My bad!

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  13. J
    September 24, 2014

    Hello HA & Yves and everyone — I was discussing T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” with someone today and was wondering — do you think this would make a good poetry prompt? (Read, analyze, respond?)


    • mindlovemisery
      September 24, 2014

      Jen this is extraordinary I love it =) I would certainly be interested in using it!

      • J
        September 24, 2014

        So much to interpret in the poem … Could lead to some cool responses. Glad you liked it 🙂

      • mindlovemisery
        September 24, 2014

        I think so too! I have the prompts set for next week (as I am always one week ahead just encase life gets crazy) but the week after that I can use it =)

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