Sense of Loss

fall colors gone
bare branches stalk gray skies –
sense of loss

Pat R


Inspired by:

Even a breeze may fail me
When I desire it.
Little I should grieve,
If only, sure of its coming,
I could await even a breeze
© Princess Kagami


through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze
© Chèvrefeuille


Carpe Diem Haiku

Bedside Vigilance


bedside vigilance
time moving forward unphased
shift in my universe



Inspired by

bedside vigilance
the scarf she never finished
slowly unravels

© Lolly

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Tears Falling


Carpe Diem Utabukuro #4 tears falling

It in no way felt like the end was near.  As it turned out I had pried his last words from him.
“Pop, I’m going to Vegas, wish me luck”, no response.
“Pops did you hear what I said?”, I asked.
After a while he answered, “Ookay”.

I headed for the airport and was on the way to the terminal gate. Then came the call. My mirror image had passed on.

there he laid
I couldn’t look at him in that box
ashes to ashes

tears falling
I couldn’t look at him in that box
chose alive image



Our host writes,

“….Haiku can be soothing in times of sorrow and sadness … so write/compose your haiku straight from your heart…”

on his grave
a vase full of colorful flowers
to honor him

(c) Chèvrefeuille

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