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Poem: The Silence

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"How to write a Haiku Poem"

Haiku Challenge by Veronica McDonald

Once again Veronica McDonald has issued a writing challenge.
This one is to write Haiku. A fate I have never tried my hand at writing.
She says to use 3 lines, with a total of 17 syllables.
First to third line containing 5 syllables - 7 syllables - 5 syllables.

Her article can be found here


"The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel


The Silence

Silence in the room
loneliness surrounds my soul
writing comforts me.

"Silence" by Sarah McLaughlin



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 05, 2020:


Thank you so much!

I do enjoy writing these. I like how so few words can make a statement.

Thanks for reading.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 05, 2020:

Good haiku, Brenda. I find this form of poetry suits itself well to creating instant atmosphere and you've certainly done that.


BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 27, 2020:


Wow! Thank you so much.

I cannot imagine it being perfect, but I thank you for such kind words.

Have a wonderful day!

Lorna Lamon on January 26, 2020:

The lines of the poem are very powerful Brenda and I think you achieved the perfect Haiku.