storm moon
in the rubble
Grandmother's Bible

—Patricia A. Boutilier

written the day after tornadic storms in central Florida--on the night of the full storm moon

About the author: I am a nurse, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. But my favorite definition of myself is "gramma". I write to explore the sacred in the ordinary of everyday life.

Contact: ridinghhood at writing dot com


Responses to the haiku for 5 March 2007 by Patricia A. Boutilier

    Patricia (a/k/a Roswila) (maryschild44 at yahoo dot com)
    2007-03-05 10:47:41

    Heart wrenching and warming at the same time. Personal and yet so sweeping in reach. Thank you.

    2007-03-05 15:25:40

    When reading this poem for the first time, I felt something like: well, ok, interesting contrast in the last line, but so what - and why with that scenery?
    Reading it again some hours later the last line did evoke a strong feeling of trust - in connection with the foregoing scenery - and I really liked the poem. Thank you, Patricia!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-05 16:22:10

    pristine sky--
    neighbor's roof strewn
    cross a green lawn


    patricia, i can relate, specially after wilma, katrina, jeanne, and andrew

    2007-03-05 17:00:47

    Strong typhoons frequently visit the Philippines. In many occassions, many towns are flooded including some cities.

    Town Swells

    after a mountain rain--
    the whole town proper swells
    like the river

    Melchor F. Cichon
    Aklan, Philippines

    Michael Paone (mpaone12 at comcast dot net)
    2007-03-05 17:28:18

    Wow. Nice one. Sorry to hear you had to experience this. I find it encouraging that you found strength and beauty in the tragedy though.

    Ellen G. Olinger
    2007-03-06 06:48:18

    old papers
    forgotten card from Mom
    present tense

    touching the wood
    as I walk by
    Grandmother's table

    unable to hold your hand holding my Bible close

    Rita Odeh
    2007-03-07 22:21:47

    Beautiful haiku,Patricia. I wonder if cancelling the word(grandmother)can add a deeper layer to the poem:

    storm moon
    in the rubble
    a Bible

    Thank you for sharing.
    Best, Rita.