The Agony Of Victory

The Agony Of Victory

A Poem by Tania Leigh
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Written for the "Seen Through Others" haiku contest, which required the use of the word "warrior"

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A warrior sleeps.

Silent tears grace hardened face.

Hearts break ev’rywhere.

 

© 2008 Tania Leigh


Author's Note

Tania Leigh
This Haiku was written for the "Seen Through Others" contest, which required the use of the word "warrior". I realize that it strays from the traditional "nature" haiku.

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It's more like a senryu, I think, but they're basically the same family and use the same structure etc, it's just haikus are about nature and senryus are humanity, humour and stuff. From the use of the word 'warrior', sounds like the contest is open to senryus as well as haikus, since there are a limited number of animal/nature similes involving 'warrior' lol.
I think the language of this is great. it's so hard to write a decent haiku-type poem...for me it is anyway, because I struggle with the word limit. You've done a nice job here.

Good luck in the contest.

Posted 14 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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An excellent haiku, you did a great job writing this. Nice work!!!

Heather

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

When I read this it simply took my breath away.
These few words are overwhelmingly filled with grace and beauty in sadness, as with poignant truth!
A magnificent work! A genius created greatness in these lines ...

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sadness and regret are what I felt upon reading this. The loss of innocence when a warrior (or soldier) kills in battle... It is well-written and well-described in this piece.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's more like a senryu, I think, but they're basically the same family and use the same structure etc, it's just haikus are about nature and senryus are humanity, humour and stuff. From the use of the word 'warrior', sounds like the contest is open to senryus as well as haikus, since there are a limited number of animal/nature similes involving 'warrior' lol.
I think the language of this is great. it's so hard to write a decent haiku-type poem...for me it is anyway, because I struggle with the word limit. You've done a nice job here.

Good luck in the contest.

Posted 14 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Quite beautiful and pensive! I like your words, "Silent tears.." showing how warriors rarely show pain and sadness. You outline the emotions and the warrior's story exceptionally well within this tiny treasure. Your Haiku is so very well written and beyond fitting for the contest!

Posted 14 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

The art of Haiku displayed here is to come up with a wonderful art in a few short strokes.

You have a masterpiece

Posted 14 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Good write.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I liked this! It says a lot in just a few lines. I liked that it strays from the traditional haiku. Great job!

Posted 14 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

The warriors battered fighting the battle of life the battle of survival...yes its beautiful and poignant!

Posted 14 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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