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Old 12-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Vivid, clear writing gives the reader clear images. This results in a kind of vicarious experience…(and) if a writer captures an experience that produced emotion, the reader will have similar emotion based on experiencing the images provided by the writer.

From The Craft of Haiku by William J, Higginson
What I know about this form I read here a few years ago. The author makes it clear that the use of the 5-7-5 syllable pattern is a Western invention and not necessary in other languages, but being Western, I think I’ll stick with it. I also like the fact that it simplifies things, and you know me when it comes to that.

What I want to do is begin a thread I’m hoping will grow with your help.

I’ve written a bunch of haiku, but almost no one has seen them. I do it because I think that doing things in the absence of external approval is important.

But we need to share, especially when we sense that we are isolated and, as we say here on Soma Simple, dead.

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Perhaps I should point out that the images created and emotions evoked should not be confined to desperation, frustration, despair, ennui and anger.

That’s just me.

What have you got?
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Now I'll be thinking/speaking in haiku for the rest of the day! You may have created some monsters, Barrett! (Haiku monsters, that is.)

Still thinking of a Feldenkrais lesson with a client yesterday: her left side has been paralyzed since surgery a few months ago for a malignant brain tumor.

Was that a signal?
Brain to left foot -- are you there?
I feel her push back!
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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You may have created some monsters, Barrett!
Boy, I hope so.

Your contribution is exactly what we need to get started.

Haikus offer us to opportunity to display the depth of our complex knowledge alongside the simplicity of our actual handling. In the end (assuming there is something like that), we can meet where our common experiences and sensations meet in an emotional field.

Oh brother, I've got to stop writing like that.
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Ahh, so poetry does have something to contribute to science.
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This is what I saw that got me thinking about this thread last night:

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But sometimes they don’t make sense
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Pain is in the brain.
Cognitive dissonance hurts.
Wouldn't you agree?
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Sore spots everywhere
vex what she thinks is her flesh -
Trigger points aren't real.
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To be the object,
Or to share an objective:
Which do you prefer?
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Pain is the hint
to a simple solution
but it ain't muscle.

Old man, tired of pain,
stands there while the therapist
counts down his leg lifts.
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Old 13-11-2011, 08:45 AM   #11
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Skin is the in thing
Where else would you be working
But the brain of course!
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The brain is in pain
It encages the person
To try to protect

Facilitate moves
Brain discovers how again
The person now free

Interactor, me
Prescriber others may be
One pro person, one......
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Yes, it's in your brain
that means it is as real as
your reflected face
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What is this thing I
Just learned here online today?
Oh, brain, nevermind.
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Stop asking me why
I do those weird things I do.
It works, let me earn.
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The recent snow has melted
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Learning, knowledge
a great my companion.
He sits alone. Isolation.
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Learning, knowledge
my companion.
Isolation.

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"Uh oh, here's PT."
What do they think they're doing?
The patient bristles.
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Structure and function
anatomy is the all
except, sensory


A signal exists
briefly, a response is made.
Protection remains.

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Disinterested silence
I won’t ask again
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Superficial talk
My colleagues want nothing more
If we think, we die
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Some skin here and there
There is not much left of me
Please handle with care
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Only three nerve cells
Separate skin from its brain
They live very close
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The weather has changed
It, and my bed, hurt me so
Why is life so cruel?

PT's hurt me too...
And doctors don't seem to care
What can you do, huh?

The knowledge, so fresh
Someone understands, perhaps?
I can change this now??

I "feel" differently
A new body surrounds me
Moving more freely!
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Twenty-five years old
She moves with difficulty
“Hi, I’m your PT”
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The days, they go by
The faces, they go by too
The knowledge, it grounds.
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Therapist walks in
MO says to scared patient:
'You're in trouble now'.

Young person asks nurse:
"What will the physio do?"
"Take you walking, I think."

Frightened old man waits
for some person to explain
why he has this pain.

Assumptions rule here
that patients' chronic pain
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What do I do now?
All the tests are negative!
Is he faking it?
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If only they knew
The skin is the brain exposed
They'd drop their needles
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