Goal of Perfection

 

 

Goal of perfection
Flawed, disenchanted burden
Precious time wasted

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Note:
The reference to perfection is pertaining to the distorted and unachievable goal of “absolute perfection” in man.  It is not referring to progress, growth and striving for excellence.

Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

 

Prompt:
Flaw

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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29 Responses to Goal of Perfection

  1. You write beautifully, Becca.
    Like sunlight shining on red tulips.

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  2. Leo says:

    WOW! Quite an amazing haiku, Becca. Lovely words to reflect upon.

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  3. Old Raven says:

    becca, your words always inspire!

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    • becca givens says:

      Liz – I don’t know how I missed commenting on this post – but I am glad to discover … I appreciate your kind remarks and support. Thank you, as always, for stopping by for a visit. 🙂

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  4. Becca, wonderful write. Great Photo…

    Melanie

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  5. Madhumathi says:

    Wasted time, so true 🙂 Nice haiku!

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  6. I couldn’t agree more with you Becca!

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    • becca givens says:

      As a perfectionist-in-rehab, this is a hard one to change … so much wasted in do overs! I am getting better though with age … who am I trying to impress anyway? LOL 😀

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  7. Jingle says:

    wise,
    apt words….
    what a sunshine Haiku.

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  8. saya says:

    This is lovely and so true .. very perfectly written haiku 🙂

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    • Becca Givens says:

      Well, I am not sure I would claim “perfectly” written … but my muse deemed it a Haiku to write. I appreciate your visit and generous comment. Please visit again! Happy week! 🙂

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  9. Very true and lovely haiku

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  10. Marilyn Polson says:

    beautiful and oh so true! You are teaching me to enjoy poetry. Thanks for the lessons.

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    • Becca Givens says:

      Oh, Marilyn, thank you for the generous comment. There are so many wonderful poets I learn from daily — it has restored my faith in enjoying and in my attempts to write.

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  11. This is a lesson I too need to learn. Wise words indeed.
    I read your comment on Mike Patrick’s blog, and wondered if you have come across Tuesday Tryouts. http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/tuesday-tryouts-poems-the-cinquain-form/

    Margo is a wonderful teacher, and she explains perfectly the tools of the poet eg enjambment!

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  12. siggiofmaine says:

    This is perfection of words…
    I so totally agree…I wasted so much time chasing the illusion my husband and others convinced me that I had flaws and had to “shape up”
    Thank you Sooo much,
    ☮ ♥.Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  13. Beautiful! Love the oxymoronic tension between “flaw” and “perfection!”

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