Cure Not (Haiku by Vinh Nguyen)

Haiku can be addicted.  It’s a game that you play as you try to form a Haiku.  5, 7, 5 syllable game!  Here is another one for you, enjoy!!!

  • Blackest night, blindfold,
  • the daylight cures thy blindness,
  • blinding light burns eyes.

Unrecordable! (Poem by Vinh Nguyen)

Just another poem I’d written thus far.  In this poem, I’d strung ten Haiku poems together into one massive string Haiku poem.  Of course, this isn’t Haiku if one thinks of a real Haiku, but I like it this way.  I hope you will be able to enjoy this string Haiku poem of mine.

  • Gone, long gone, those words,
  • never be spoken again,
  • an extinct language.
  • How had this become?
  • A lame future with a shame,
  • for losing a tongue.
  • Couldn’t speak it no more,
  • writing would be hard to come,
  • gone, long gone, one’s root!
  • No root, gone a past,
  • no past, gone identity,
  • unrecordable!
  • Unlike a dino,
  • extinct tongue couldn’t be dug up,
  • unrecordable!
  • Unlike a treasure,
  • lost writing couldn’t be dug up,
  • unrecordable!
  • A moment in time,
  • forever lost in motion,
  • losing in real time.
  • Gone a history,
  • history was historic,
  • unrecordable!
  • Who was the culprit?
  • Men, women, nature, and all!
  • We are the culprit!
  • We raped a language,
  • we raped an identity,
  • gone, long gone, those words!

Boredom (Poem by Vinh Nguyen)

LOL!  This is my first time trying to write a Haiku.  I think Haiku is difficult, because it’s so limited.  Its form demands first line with five syllables, second line with seven syllables, and the last line with five syllables.  With limited syllables per line, Haiku definitely limits a poet’s descriptive words.  After all, some words might have more than three syllables, thus preventing a poet from using such a word for five syllables lines.  Anyhow, check out my first Haiku right after the break.

  • Boredom, frustration,
  • long life, poverty stricken,
  • a desperation.