“Reality” Haiku #18

“Reality” Haiku #18
By Jennifer Kiley
Trans-Graphics by j. kiley
December Month of the Haiku 31 days 31 haiku #18

la roue de sort et de destinée by j. kiley
© Jennifer Kiley 2012

les rêves les plus sauvages éveillent by j. kiley © Jennifer Kiley 2012

Mad Rush-Philip Glass

6 thoughts on ““Reality” Haiku #18

      • “I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
        ~ Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones ~


  1. Reality is such a tentative and relative occurrence. It, also, depends on both a connotative and denotative interpretation. Isn’t it also an individual perception? Can “fantasy” be part of a sense of reality. Fantasy is a mental perception of what your want to imagine reality to be someday or and extension of a reality that one lives out in their head. Or fantasy can be such an extreme case of imagination that it goes beyond any barriers that contain a possible state of reality. I love the philosophical parameters one can stretch when discussing reality vs fantasy in your own head or with someone else. What did you come up while searching for alternative words to describe reality. “Harsh” is sometimes a good adjective to describe it. “Extreme” is also a good description. Sometimes I feel reality is highly over-rated and it is a necessity to sprinkle with a constant stream of fairy dust just to make it palatable. Your move. Anything you would like to add would be greatly appreciated. j.k. 😉 🙄


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