city loneliness
a sparrow drops
into its shadow

4 Responses

  1. donnafleischer Says:

    Thanks to DRU PHILIPPOU for a haiku with depth and tenderness.

  2. haikuapprentice Says:

    Dru, I feel the depth of your despair. But this haiku is not just a cry of existential pain. It is also a prayer – a Psalm. It recalls the verse: "a sparrow does not fall to ground without your Father in heaven knowing about it".
    The shadow is dark but only exists because there is a source of light.
    This poem reminds me that even in the anonymity of a heartless city there is cause for hope.


  3. Dawn Apanius Says:

    Especially love this one.

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I wondered if the bird was plummeting from a building into its own shadow, or that of the city – or a point where both shadows merge? I really like this one.


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