Do we accept?

I’m thankful to Amy, for this haiku (or senryu as the case may be), has materialized because of her comment a few minutes back. “We are perfect every time we try, even if not to others who don’t do much creative things anyways, or are slaves of someone who they’ve seen before”, she said. And that’s set me on. I think we can challenge ourselves only when we realize we’re not complete. No one is. If we don’t try, then how can we be? Is that not a flaw in itself?

I share this post with Haiku Heights where the topic is Flaw, with Haiku My Heart and also with Sensational Haiku Wednesday later this week, where it is Poet’s Choice week.


Perfection remains
Elusive; till we accept
Flaws and try harder


© Leo 03/July/2011

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

36 thoughts on “Do we accept?

  1. But then once perfection is reached, there is nothing more to be learnt. So I’d rather not be perfect in a way, but yes, keep trying harder, just to learn.

    • Oh and this, as always, is a beautiful haiku (or senryu…I still have not quite got the hang of either…).
      And a thank you to Amy from me as well

    • To me, that day does not exist, Antara. Perfection is something we can’t get. So we have to try harder just to learn and get as close as we can to perfection.

    • Thank you for liking it, Melanie. But I don’t know what is wrong with the Haiku My Heart site. It seems normal from my system atleast…

  2. I love the way you explained the truth of flaws within each of us….and more so, your Haiku!! It was terrific…so well put…an in-depth reality of who we all are as humans and how we continue to deny certain specific aspects of being perfect!! Wonderful..

    • In my eyes, no one is perfect. Even those who claim to be have a flaw of not trying further. There is no “end” to becoming better I think, Fiducia. Glad you liked the haiku and the in-depth reality of denial that resides in most, if not all, of us.

    • Not many I guess. But to consider ourselves as perfectionists and not try further is sad, not only to the future but to us also I think, Clariice.

  3. This is just so true.. I guess its really difficult to accept the flaws .. but as u say perfection is tough until we don’t accept it..

  4. I might have taken a different approach to that last line, something like “Flaws and move on.” Of course, that would change the meaning entirely, the syllable count would be off, and it wouldn’t be what you intended at all! But you sparked an idea in me, Leo, and I thank you! (BTW, thanks for linking two entries to Sensational Haiku Wednesday. I was beginning to feel a little lonely, being the only one who seems ever to do that!)

    • Thank you for coming by, Magical Mystical Teacher. Glad I could inspire you someway. Accept flaws and move on? No no. Whats the use? The flaws will remain, and we can’t become closer to perfection. If we work hard on the flaws we know we have, then it’ll be easier to take when others point out the ones we don’t know we have! (Btw, you’re welcome. I did submit two, mostly coz it was free topic week.)

    • It was freestyle.. So could differ in themes and share two 🙂 Writing two for the same is usually tough for me. Thanks, Jenn.

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