Written for:  Carpe Diem #919, Intuition (animal’s action)

Today it’s about intuition, also known as the sixth sense. Intuition is one of the senses we need as haiku poets. It’s our intuition that brings us the haiku we are writing. As we see, maybe unconsciousness, the beauty of nature and the moment than our intuition takes over and brings us the words we need. Our intuition also alerts us as we are in a kind of dangerous situation. It activates our senses, our brain to watch out were we are going … 

A haiku by Matsuo Basho can give you (maybe) an idea about “intuition” in haiku:

by the road
a rose mallow … it has been
eaten by my horse!

© Basho (Tr. Ueda)

In this haiku we can read the “intuition” (“instinct”) of the horse.

as struck by lightning
the horse steps back from the precipice
saves the rider’s life

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

Older dog licks younger
watches him closely
before a seizure

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Intuition

  1. Amrit Sinha says:

    I feel a sense of poignancy in this piece.

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  2. I went with dogs also. They seem to exemplify this! Beautiful!

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