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.
haiku, Inspiration, Poetry
September 21, 2018 at 5:01 pm
Intriguing,….. she’s eloping, following her moon…
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September 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm
That is such a romantic interpretation, Ivor. Eloping for her moon! This never even crossed my mind. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
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September 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm
I’m a romantic guy…
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And a positive one too! I was half-expecting all interpretations to be sad or gloomy and you surprised me with your positive version 🙂
September 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm
Even though a lot of my poems may appear sad, looking between the lines, there is an under-lying positive touch.
September 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm
I know 🙂
Maybe she wanted expected someone, but that person didn’t appear .
September 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm
It’s certainly possible, isn’t it? Broken expectations often decide things for us 🙂
September 21, 2018 at 5:05 pm
Yaar confuse kar diya . Uska position aur situation nahi samajh raha.
Haha! Not to sound too cryptic but same situations can mean different things for different people 🙂
September 21, 2018 at 5:36 pm
September 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Thank you 🙂
September 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm
Moon appearing through the bars! Dream come true.. No wonder she left! ❤
September 21, 2018 at 5:51 pm
That’s a beautiful way to look at it ❤
November 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm
The image of the bars suggests ennui which you overcome by going outside to appreciate the moon and nature more fully and without hindrance.
November 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm
That’s a pretty interesting interpretation 🙂
September 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm
She left to live her dreams. Even the bars couldn’t hold her back. The moon, her guiding light through the dark.
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September 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm
It might sound crazy but this was exactly the thought with which I wrote it. We think alike ❤ ❤
September 21, 2018 at 11:05 pm
The moon tends to do that people 😉 ❤
September 22, 2018 at 8:41 pm
It does ❤
December 9, 2018 at 2:11 am
September 21, 2018 at 10:09 pm
Interesting, you can add your own interpretation to this!
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 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 6:47 am
The bars made me think of prison, like in film noir. The moon must’ve come to visit you then left, leaving you behind.
September 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm
That is such a visual description! I love it 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 7:32 am
In one piece, with everything this world has done. My faith in humanity is still in one piece. I have hope, I refuse to be a prisoner. Out there in the world, that’s where my heart truly belongs! Lovely!
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September 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm
Oh wow! You are such a poet at heart, Warren. Your comments are poetry too. I love your interpretation 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm
You asked the question, my heart responded! Blessings!
September 22, 2018 at 11:23 pm
December 9, 2018 at 2:14 am
Beautiful💝 so elequent and evocative. It’s so fun to go down this list of interpretations.
December 10, 2018 at 8:44 am
Wonderful to hear you enjoyed it. Thank for the lovely comment!
December 17, 2018 at 3:13 pm
I love this post for the same reason 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 9:51 am
A broken heart … She expected to see her hearts reflection in the moon but leaves when sees it one piece
September 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm
That is beautiful! You gave a new twist to her story. Maybe it was a heartbreak all along. Who knows! 😀
September 22, 2018 at 8:54 pm
Haa haa ..nice Haiku by the way
September 22, 2018 at 11:26 pm
September 23, 2018 at 9:38 am
September 23, 2018 at 11:24 am
September 24, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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.
September 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm
Great minds think alike……😀
September 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm
September 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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|
September 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm
मेरी तुच्छ रचना को अपनी अद्वितीय कविता से सम्मानित करने के लिए धन्यवाद ! 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm
September 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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. 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 8:52 pm
I love both your versions actually! Only ‘she’ knows what really happened 🙂
September 23, 2018 at 5:39 am
September 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
September 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm
The moon brings her memories, which she is running away from.
September 22, 2018 at 8:53 pm
Or maybe she decides to chase those memories and decides to rediscover them by leaving 🙂
September 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm
She decides to leave looking for her moon. 😊🌸
September 22, 2018 at 11:27 pm
September 23, 2018 at 12:04 am
You wrote it beautifully. I just added my point 😊
September 23, 2018 at 11:14 am
Thanks again 🙂
September 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm
September 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm
September 24, 2018 at 9:42 am
Why be a prisoner to the walls of her room when the moon can be her guide to the world outside? Lovely haiku!
September 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Such a lovely interpretation! Thanks for reading it 🙂
September 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm
My pleasure. 🌹
September 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm
September 27, 2018 at 11:32 am
Prison, that’s what I thought. How much fun to have me around! 🙂
September 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm
Haha! That’s actually one of the most popular interpretations I have got for this one 🙂
October 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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November 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm
(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)
Haha yes it is! 🙂
November 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
that made another question?? who is this she ?? the moon? or a women longing for something??
November 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm
The identity of the woman rather depends on the reader’s interpretation. Therefore, you get to decide who she is 🙂
November 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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.
November 12, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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 🙂
November 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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.
November 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Aren’t you the sweetest, Katyusha! спасибо ❤
And thank you for the beautiful lines you mentioned. I will have to find out who authored them 🙂
November 10, 2018 at 1:47 am
maybe moon is the Mind? 😉
November 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm
November 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm
Obviously she is broken ; she has to leave, to be far away just like the full moon, to become her whole self again.
November 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm
It is definitely a possibility 🙂
November 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm
And the Moon called her angel back up in the galaxy ….. her rightful place…
November 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Ever the beacon of optimism, Bhavna! Loved your interpretation ❤
November 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm
I really enjoyed this Haiku
November 17, 2018 at 12:03 am
November 17, 2018 at 4:41 am
November 15, 2018 at 11:37 pm
Nice and awesome post
November 17, 2018 at 12:05 am
Thanks Vikas 🙂
November 15, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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November 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm
There’s someone viewing the moon through a window with bars on it. The person watches the moon which appears to be full until the sun comes up.
November 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm
Interesting interpretation 🙂
December 1, 2018 at 11:17 am
Neha, thank you. I don’t mind reading the work of others. I do appreciate artistic ability and individual expression. 😀🌛🌘
December 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm
November 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm
Thank you. LOL, was I close to what you were thinking?
December 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm
It’s open-ended to begin with, so all interpretations work perfectly 🙂
December 18, 2018 at 1:16 am
She is finished living with one view of the world. Now she will go out and see it without obstruction.
I really like the way this poem invites the reader in to explore possible stories it may be telling.
January 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Thanks for sharing your interpretation 🙂
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