In One Piece – a haiku

I wrote this haiku with a very different idea but on second thoughts, I can see this one meaning different things for different people. Do share your interpretations in the comment section.


Through the window bars,
the moon appears in one piece.
She decides to leave.

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    1. My interpretation is almost the same as Dorinda’s, so I decided not to repeat it. However, the spectrum of interpretations that the WordPress community has come up with is seriously amazing! I cannot possibly top that 🙂

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    1. I was thinking on similar lines. She is caged and through the bars gazes at the moon free up in the sky, the silvery sheen of the moon and reflects upon the darkness of her life caged behind those bars.

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  1. आत्मा शरीररूपी पिंजड़ा में कैद है,
    माया,मोह और प्रेमरूपी सलाखें उसे निकलने नहीं देती,
    तभी दूर उसे प्रकाशपुंज दिखाई देता है,
    धीरे-धीरे वह उन सभी सलाखों को भेदते हुए,
    उसके समीप आ जाता है,
    फिर वह निश्चय करती है,
    उन सलाखों से निकलने की,
    सलाखें वो खिड़की जिसे रोज देखते थे लोग
    आज भी है मगर वो नहीं
    जो उसके अंदर थी
    वो तो चली गयी,
    एक प्रकाश ही तो थी सलाखों के उस पार
    जो प्रकाश में समाहित हो गयी|

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    1. मेरी तुच्छ रचना को अपनी अद्वितीय कविता से सम्मानित करने के लिए धन्यवाद ! 🙂


  2. I am trying to decide if ‘she’ decides to leave the window or leave the house. Perhaps ‘she’ is broken by the bars and yearns to be whole again, like the moon. Or perhaps ‘she’ is secure where she is, and the moon represents temptation so she turns away from it. 🙂

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  3. (I’ll try again) The bars symbolize an ennui that holds you back from going outside to experience the moon and nature in its complete form. To immerse your soul more completely into an expanded natural environment. (It’s always better a second time)

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  4. I don’t want to be presumptive. I don’t want to be seen to be taking over your narrative. So what I say now is presented with the most humble point. Of course the woman is obviously you being constricted in an environment that could be interpreted as holding you back. Back from what? Perhaps societal boundaries? Perhaps the guilt of duty?……………… Questions like that are sometimes made to be addressed as self-exploratory and how you answer them can be a very private thing. All part of the bars, but my curiosity is open.

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    1. That’s a very interesting interpretation, Frank. I wish I could corroborate your idea about this poem being biographical but it wasn’t written with that intention. I can understand, though, why it gave that impression because that would have been my first thought too. Hope you find more meanings in these lines 🙂


  5. I love how you can put so much meaning into so few words – Chekhov would be proud!
    And it reminded me of this one saying, not sure who the author is, but it goes something like this: Two prisoners look through the window. One sees only the prison bars, the other – the stars and sky beyond.

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