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The “You In Haiku” Poetry Series By Rosie Chuong | Volume VII

By March 5, 2020No Comments

NEW FORMAT, SAME FEELINGS. Upgrading the way I visually present the haikus is part of an evolution I’ve had personally regarding taste and aesthetics. These new visual elements have always been present in my content, but this updated format feels more refined compared to what I’ve executed before.

While there isn’t a very strong theme to the subject of my haikus in this series, I can say that these were written during a period in time when I felt overwhelmed by many conflicting thoughts and emotions.

Wanting to love while wanting to hate. Healing while hurting. Being wrong while being right. Issuing authority while deflecting strength. Experiencing confidence while experiencing the unknowing.

And as of today? I assure you that the next haiku series after this will be full of so much light and air after feeling so weighted. Which is your favorite?

She fell for him the same way rain drops on concrete.
 Bound to happen. Hard. - Rosie Chuong

She fell for him the
same way rain drops on concrete.

Bound to happen. Hard.
– Rosie Chuong

Keys to a happy
 life: to know how to love, to 
listen and to laugh. - Rosie Chuong

Keys to a happy

life: to know how to love, to

listen and to laugh.
– Rosie Chuong

Fate: searching for them 
in people you meet, until 
the day you find them. - Rosie Chuong

Fate: searching for them

in people you meet, until

the day you find them.
– Rosie Chuong

Yet I found a way
 to love you even when I 
felt ugly and dead. - Rosie Chuong

Yet I found a way

to love you even when I

felt ugly and dead.
– Rosie Chuong

A glimpse of her life
 fleeting in the blink of my
 eye. That’s when I knew. - Rosie Chuong

A glimpse of her life

fleeting in the blink of my

eye. That’s when I knew.
– Rosie Chuong

When you realize you’re
 trying to live in worlds that
 weren’t built for you. - Rosie Chuong

When you realize you’re

trying to live in worlds that

weren’t built for you.
– Rosie Chuong

I was wrong about
 you, but I’m not well known for
 always being right. - Rosie Chuong

I was wrong about

you, but I’m not well known for

always being right.
– Rosie Chuong

He deeply felt both 
her absence and presence in 
a room, and she knew. - Rosie Chuong

He deeply felt both

her absence and presence in

a room, and she knew.
– Rosie Chuong

Even with eyes shut, he
 could still trace every
 line and curve she owned. - Rosie Chuong

Even with eyes shut, he

could still trace every

line and curve she owned.
– Rosie Chuong

You no longer need
 to explore other islands.
 You only need mine. - Rosie Chuong

You no longer need

to explore other islands.

You only need mine.
– Rosie Chuong

The things that broke my bones and burned my soul are the same things that healed me. - Rosie Chuong

The things that broke my
bones and burned my soul are the
same things that healed me.
– Rosie Chuong

“Can’t you forgive him? It was a small thing,” mother said. But was it really? - Rosie Chuong

“Can’t you forgive him?
It was a small thing,” mother said.
But was it really?
– Rosie Chuong

Read more haikus from this poetry series here.

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