loneliness
opening the window
to let in the rain

 


18 Responses

  1. Carole Says:

    This is heartrending and absolutely beautiful.

  2. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Good. Poignant.

  3. Keith Simmons Says:

    Jeannie, a perfect expression of the lonely heart, thanks. Here is one of mine with a similar feeling after losing one who was close to me…

    the fifth day of rain
    like the heartbreak
    inside

  4. Georgia Says:

    as lonely
    as the rain
    I weep

  5. jimdelay Says:

    Love this. Really nice.

  6. Marie Shimane Says:

    Very touching.

  7. David Smedley Says:

    The first line really does resonate within the whole, I can feel the rain on my face as a kind of
    connection to life.

  8. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Thank you, this is lovely!

    steady rain a lone herring gull cries

  9. Magyar Says:

    __Grand, Jeannie, setting aside that touch of unwanted solitude. _m

    The chance; inviting nature to join; an empty room.

  10. Dianne Says:

    very nice!

  11. Peter Newton Says:

    all day rain watering the memory tree

  12. th. vandergrau Says:

    Deceptively simple.

  13. Judy Wucherer Says:

    Love this.

  14. Alan Summers Says:

    Wonderful!
    .
    .
    Here's one I wrote a while back:
    .
    bouncing rain
    I force the hotel window
    a little wider

    Alan Summers
    .
    Publications credits:
    Blithe Spirit March 2012; Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)
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  15. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    What a melancholic, but somehow comforting, haiku.

    marion

  16. Lorin Says:

    Very nice haiku, Jeannie. I see this one in conversation with Peggie Lyles' famous haiku:

    summer night
    we turn out all the lights
    to hear the rain

    – Lorin

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