"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday Haiku


Feed me, mother said,
mouth open like a baby bird,
bread crumbs on the bed.
 
Spent shells fall to ground,
Redtail hawk drops from the sky,
Child runs and hides. 

Smeared blood, tearful face
The little bird wouldn’t die
Only a sparrow.



Linked to the poetry at the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/





21 comments:

Liza said...

I love Haiku. They are so pared down. So elemental. Well done, Yvonne.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Liza,
Thank you so much.

Rommy said...

I'm struck by the sadness contained in the first haiku, where it is the mother, not a child, that asks to be fed.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Despair written in devastatingly beautiful bits, especially the last haiku... heartbreaking.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks so much Rommmy and Magaly. We often doubt ourselves, as I'm sure you know.

Unknown said...

Very powerful series.

Kristjaan Panneman said...

Thank you for visiting Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. A nice series of haiku you have shared here with us.

Kim Russell said...

I sense sadness in all three haiku. Very touching.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Each of these is very moving. The first and third especially. Wonderfully done.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Unknown....I wish you weren't unknown to me.
Thank for coming here.

brudberg said...

Love the strong emotions in these... truly wonderful.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Kristjaan,
I'm happy to have met Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and thank you.

Kim
It is there, yet. Thanks.

Sherry,
Thanks so much.

Brudberg, Thank you!

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, that first one really struck me... a mother begging to be fed

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully poignant. Especially the last one tore at my heart.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Susie,
Thank you so much. I have missed the company of poets.

Sanaa,
Thanks. That one sprung from an old memory.

Vandana Sharma said...

So heartfelt

annell said...

I love each one!

telltaletherapy said...

lovely terse trios

Janice Adcock said...

Such an interesting series. Each one is a gem unto itself.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Vandana, thank you.

Annell, Thanks!

TellTale, and thank you too!

Janice,
Thanks, I thought they worked well together.

Sara McNulty said...

These are all strong, and work separately or together beautifully.