Thursday, July 26, 2007

Haiku: Comfort

On Tuesday, I read just the title of the prompt from One Deep Breath. It was "comfort." I thought about it for awhile, and the one thing that stuck in my mind was the comfort I got following my dad's death. Thus the ku below. When I went to the site after writing the poem, I read the introduction. It turns out that one of the two women running the site, Jennifer, has just had her father die from cancer.

Truly very sad as we're never really prepared to lose a parent, regardless of our age or life situation. That I was taken to that same time period seeing the word makes me appreciate the poem even more.

Soft, brown, frayed bathrobe,
Though emptied of my father,
Envelops me now.

5 comments:

jenica said...

the haiku sent warm chills through my body. (is that even possible?) it's perfect.

la bellina mammina said...

What a beautiful site - thanks for sharing it.

cjh said...

That's a very good one.

allrileyedup said...

Wow. That is a GREAT haiku. Seriously. You should look into haiku contests or something. I'm sure they exist.

tumblewords said...

Wonderful! Last weekend I watched a grandson snuggle into his grandpa's old flannel shirt to recall some silent memories.

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