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A Series of Seven Haiku

Reflecting on Struggles

By Philip CanterburyPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in Get Comfortable Challenge
A Series of Seven Haiku
Photo by Benjamin BEGIN on Unsplash


Fog off the island

Obscures sight – hides cliffs, trees, blooms –

Yet nourishes thirsts.


Grace is all we see;

In luminous pigments while

Darkness has its shades.


A heart can be stone,

Heavy; protests the brain: yet,

Unknown is our fate.


Though once I was a

Fool, I stood amongst fools – and

How we all did dance.


‘By contrast’ holds no

Truth; in mingling waves, we make

A wider sea swell.


Drink more water. Change

Is fine; change happens. Honor

Unchained memories.


It’s worth going out;

It’s more pleasant than it seems

From inside. Go be.

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About the Creator

Philip Canterbury

Storyteller and published historian crafting fiction and nonfiction.

2022 Vocal+ Fiction Awards Finalist.

Online Tutoring, ESL, College Essays, and Writing Coaching: PCAcademicsAndWriting.com

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydredabout a month ago

    An excellent quartet and I see you are a roger Dean Fan , I did a piece on his art

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    You write in a way that makes me linger and take my time. Thank you.

  • Caroline Janeabout a year ago

    Poignant and smart. Nice work!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Very nicely done. Congrats

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