I smile to share my third and final haiku, Hope, has been published at Whispers and Echoes Magazine!
Whispers and Echoes is a magazine that treasures writing that captures big emotions in few words, so I am honored to have my haiku shared on their website.
Unlike my previous poems, Lost or Found and Walk, Hope is a haiku focusing on the flip side of hope. Traditional haikus are meant to be untitled, but I find that a good title lends more thought to a piece and even gives it a new meaning, so I loved thinking deep on a good title for this haiku.
Short and sweet and to the point are three good guidelines behind a solid title, but I was still challenged when it came to naming this haiku. I knew how I felt about the piece, but not its name.
When it comes to poetry, my favorite titles are names that tell a story on their own, names that create an expectation and present a new angle, or even names that are simple.
So, when it comes to titling my own poems, I do my best to feel the poem and name a direct feeling, an opposite feeling, or a subtle feeling. Titles, I think, are windows into the world of the poem.
I invite you to enjoy Hope:
Once she danced under . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!
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