“Free” Haiku #9

“Free” Haiku #9
By Jennifer Kiley
trans-graphics by j. kiley
12.09.12
December Month of the Haiku 31 days 31 haiku #9

chercher franchise by j. kiley © Jennifer Kiley 2012

la liberté augmente by j. kiley
© Jennifer Kiley 2012

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Queen-Want To Break Free

6 thoughts on ““Free” Haiku #9

  1. “We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses–one foot is on the horse called “fate,” the other on the horse called “free will.” And the question you have to ask every day is–which horse is which? Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it’s not under my control, and which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love ~

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    • “unbind free spirits”—I was not speaking of the “spirit” as the alternative to the word “soul” or the astral body that is within us when alive and leaves through astral projection and travels about while we sleep and leaves our body permanently after we die. Rather I was speaking of those who think and live freely and express their actions and thoughts openly without fear of reprimand or more extreme consequences. I was being metaphorical using the words “free spirits” in this way. Though, I do find your meaning more intriguing an interpretation.

      “flight dreams realized”— Flying in dreams, to me, means being in control, having a sense of personal power, a strong mind and will and it makes one feel there is nothing that cannot be done or accomplished. The best part of flying in dreams is that it gives one a sense of freedom. (This could also be the delusions of someone that is bipolar but it is not that at all. 🙄 ) I feel I have finally begun to find a sense of control and direction in life. I feel I am beginning to realize what these dreams have been trying to tell me. I always feel in my dreams like I am awake and that part of flying was that I was able to walk or move about without touching the ground. While in the dreams it felt like something that was real or while in that state that it was possible while awake. I experience lucid dreams, not even realizing it. Simply put I am believing in my life and doing the work that I want to do. I am working on it more than having arrived. j.k. ps. “I’m Flying!” Reminiscent of Peter Pan and not wanting to grow up and lose one’s imagination.

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        • Well, that is the flip side and also works, too. So, then I’m like a split persona who feels empowered and good about themselves but on the other side insecure, traumatised and disempowered. Those selves do live inside of me and flip on and off at any given moment. Either interpretation holds up the line: “flight dreams realized.” Realized being executed. I have discovered what is alive inside of me. The insecurities but true activity of a writer/poet/artist who is trying to become self-actualized. One knows that no one feels totally secure in what work they have created or will create. The critic that is toughest on us is ourselves. But I would say I have more of a sense of and confidence in my work, though I know I have a great deal of growing to do but I am not running away. In the past, I would have. That is the positive side of “flight dreams realized,” in my interpretation. Jung’s interpretation is the negative to my positive. They do work together as a yin/yang effect–secure/insecure-the dichotomy of my struggles. Meaning in all things have many layers and secrets to unveil or to be revealed. The use of the word “dreams” usually is defined as positive and nightmares its opposite but I am using the word to incorporate an inclusiveness of both. The subconscious finds the surface sometimes in the oddest ways or moments. In this case, it causes a deeper examination of the meaning of words I chose for my Haiku. It is a good query that causes me to think deeper into what I have written. Thank you for the information you have given to me and the very valid arguments to help me evaluate what transpired in my mind while writing this particular Haiku. I must admit I do not remember the specifics of the moment that made me put the line together. My response is a conjecture on my part which is valid to the way that I would think on this subject. j.k.

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