Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: haiku

This poem was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman.


shining wind whispers
enlightenment of language:
words, thoughts, yin and yang


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Notes:

Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry which is fairly simple to write.  However, for more challenge you can include things like the season words characteristic of classic haiku.  In this case, "shining wind" (kaze hikaru)  refers to the entire spring season, also blending auditory and visual imagery which I followed through with language and enlightenment.

Taijitu is the yin-yang symbol, opposites in dynamic balance.  This is how I think of linguistic relativity: language influences thought, and thought influences language, forever touching but never blending away their differences.

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