whirling snow
divorce papers fall
from a red folder

Originally published in Snow Days: Haiku and Tanka for Winter

7 Responses

  1. Merrill Ann Gonzales Says:

    Hi, Roberta, Watch your mailbox…
    Hope this haiku is an old memory …

  2. Helen Buckingham Says:

    I’ve not seen this one before, Roberta.
    Vivid and arresting – brilliant in the true sense.

  3. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Fresh wounds heal,
    and then there is
    real strength and ability.

  4. Matt Dennison Says:

    Vury nice.

  5. Michael Thompson Says:

    Very striking and lovely.

  6. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    Reality of life in a real world. Interesting concept of the haiku form of poetry.

  7. Lisa Alexander Baron Says:

    HI Roberta — much enjoying reading the Archives for tinywords.

    In your poem, you've chosen a startling image and red as a color has much layered meaning; here, particularly, the heart.

    Here is another place that red startled me recently:

    At the Beethoven quartet
    the violinist's red shoes
    keeping time

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