Memories, Haiku Style

by Belinda Munoz on May 14, 2010

dear diary

Memory is the third of a series of five topics for Momalom’s Five for Ten.

ON YESTERYEARS…

ancient floppy discs
obsolete like typewriters
my, the years fly by


ON GROWING UP…

youth and innocence
defiant independence
twenty, brave and brash


ON THE NEWS…

what really happened
often editorialized
that’s Fox news for you


ON HOLDING A GRUDGE…

pages have yellowed
facts, jumbled and distorted
bitterness remains


ON LETTING GO OF PAST HURT…

Releasing baggage
Living in the here and now
New memories made


ON MARRIAGE…

fifty years later
still happy and committed
my parents-in-law

Image by incurable hippie

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1 Christine LaRocque May 14, 2010 at 4:28 am

Beautiful! The “twenty, brave and brash” gosh I miss those days!

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2 TheKitchenWitch May 14, 2010 at 5:05 am

I love the haiku idea! How clever!

My favorite is the one about the grudge. It certainly hits home.

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3 Alisha May 14, 2010 at 5:54 am

Lovely! My favorite is on growing up. Man, I sure was brash and brave at 20 too 🙂

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4 Jenn M May 14, 2010 at 5:56 am

I love the haiku also. It’s almost the way my sketchy brain *actually* remembers things!

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5 C @ Kid Things May 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

The haikus are great
I could have said what they said
Comments up above

Yeah, I’ll stop. Yours were much better. 🙂

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6 Belinda Munoz May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

That rocks, C!

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7 katie May 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

Love the grudge haiku. Great imagery.

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8 Rudri May 14, 2010 at 7:33 am

Haikus Rule! I can’t write them, but admire those that can. I love the Letting Go of Past Hurt. Thanks Belinda!

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9 rebecca May 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

I’m happy for your parents-in-law! Such a thing to celebrate.

I like the juxtaposition of Holding a Grudge and Letting Go of Past Hurt. I’m going to try and choose the latter today. Thanks for the poetry of choice.

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10 Justine May 14, 2010 at 8:08 am

Love haikus – and these are great. The one about past hurt resonates most with me.
Thanks Belinda. Great depiction of memories. And happy anniversary to your in-laws. How momentous and lovely!

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11 Kisha Floren May 14, 2010 at 8:11 am

Haikus themselves are a huge memory of mine-I totally remember trying to perfect them in grade school! What a great concept, and yours are beautiful.

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12 becca May 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

Very clever and very beautiful. Wow, 50 years… hard to imagine. Well done!

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13 Amber May 14, 2010 at 9:59 am

Not only can you write essays, you can write poetry! (And Haikus nonetheless!)

The news one cracked me up. : )

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14 Eva @ EvaEvolving May 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

Wow, 50 years! What great role models to have in your life.

Belinda, I love your poetry. I so admire how you can say something meaningful in a few choice words just as well as you can in full paragraphs. Such talent!

This makes me think of writing haiku in 7th grade English. I loved haiku! Why? Because it has rules, and I love rules. I do better when there are clear guidelines. Poetry in general is intimidating to me, but haiku is this great balance between creativity and structure.

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15 Zengirl @ Heart and Mind May 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Belinda,

wow, this is neat! Did you write these? I love haiku and poems, I used to write them before my days of being mom. 🙂 brings lot of fond memories. Thanks for sharing.

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16 Belinda Munoz May 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Yes I did. glad you enjoyed them.

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17 Zengirl @ Heart and Mind May 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You’re good poetess. I did enjoy it. Thanks again.

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18 Cathy May 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Very creative!

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19 Nicki May 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Beautiful, Belinda!

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20 Wilma Ham May 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Hi Belinda , youth and innocence. Now I am working on mature and innocence. Innocence is so powerful. xox Wilma

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21 Malo May 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

What beautiful poetry with simple words!
Such talent!!!

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22 Corinne May 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

This was such a beautiful read, so much lies in the simplicity of it.

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23 Kelly May 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I love the simple clarity and elegance of each poem, but “On Holding Grudges” really struck me. I will think about the yellowing pages and those jumbled and distorted facts the next time I am tempted to hold onto anger too long.

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24 Tess The Bold Life May 15, 2010 at 5:28 am

You are brilliant…I enjoyed each one!

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25 Tracy Todd May 15, 2010 at 9:34 am

On your post…

beautiful!

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26 Patty - Why Not Start Now? May 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

The perfect companion for my Saturday musings, Belinda! Thank you!

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27 Privilege of Parenting May 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Commenting tonight
Meeting you through five for ten
Happy to be here

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28 Jane May 16, 2010 at 12:18 am

I love the one on holding a grudge. So true. Facts distorted and jumbled.

I don’t hold grudges…..mostly because I can’t remember to…..but the rest of my family….yikes!

Thank you for sharing.

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29 Sarah May 16, 2010 at 5:43 am

Belinda, I love this. The sweet simpleness of a Haiku.
I hope with all of my hear to be that couple, have THAT marriage, celebrate 50 years of memories with my husband (even if he DOES drive me crazy sometimes)!

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30 Tony Single May 17, 2010 at 4:52 am

Belinda, I couldn’t write a haiku to save my life, so I’ll just reread yours instead. Ahhh… that’s better! 🙂

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