Many kinds of grief:

From raw, ripped desolation

To empty snuggles.

An observation rather than a reflection of my current state.  I didn’t want to post this one last week because of the free days for Bravo Victor.  But I think it’s reasonable to consider each grief reflects the relationship and the manner of the passing, an infinite permutation.

And I was trying to get a more poetical slant to my haiku!

Tuesday haiku – grief
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11 thoughts on “Tuesday haiku – grief

  • 17 June, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    There is a certain poignancy is what you’ve written – I liked it.
    While Haiku is not my forte – – – writing Flash Fiction/Micro Fiction is. I still like to try my hand at writing them. So here’s my Haiku response to yours

    Part of life is grief.
    Without it happy can’t be.
    Making life complete.

      • 19 June, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        I’m glad you’ve liked my endeavor here. This makes about the 8th or 9th Haiku I’ve written.
        You and you’re readers are invited to check out the Five Sentence Fictions I’ve written on my blog. I’d love to read your comments.
        If I’ve got some time I’m going to go back to see if there’s any more I’d like to consider responding to, The 5-7-5 syllable format is HIGHLY STRUCTURED …All my Flash Fictions consists of only five sentences based on a prompt word. And to add to the challenge of writing them, from time to time I use the prompt itself to form the acrostic around which I write those five sentences.

  • 17 June, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I won’t try to address this haiku – I think it is incredibly personal and reflects a grief that is specific to you. Others can do this for me.
    Hopefully, your empty snuggles will be filled by others, not identical the same, but good all the same.

    • 19 June, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      I was through the worst well before I wrote this (and I wrote it ahead of schedule). As I said, it’s more of an observation, really. But I hope others find it helpful.

  • 18 June, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Jemima & Robin; I have a friend that could certainly use this right now. She is mourning the loss of her 2nd child in 6 years, as well as helping her husband, who had a Bone Marrow transplant right before their 2nd child passed away from the same disease that he has. I hope you don’t mind if I share on my FB wall.

    • 18 June, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      @Sherry – You’re more than welcomed to post this on your FaceBook wall, and I’d feel honored if you did. I hope she’ll receive some comfort when she does. She apparently has suffered enough, may she know of no more.

      • 18 June, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        That was supposed to be when she does … “get the chance to read it.”

    • 19 June, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      You’re always welcome to repost stuff from my site provided you give due recognition/the link to the original post. I hope your friend finds peace in time.

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