the child still at home
(originally published in Acorn 29, Fall 2012)
Issue 13.2 | 9 October 2013
Wonderful haiku but with strong overtones of poignancy.
am I the ghost
of a child who died before me?
Publications credits: Haiku Novine ISSN 1451-3889 (December 2012)
powerful, touching and beautiful
Hi Roberta, I still remember leaving home to go to college in 1972. My mother said good-bye at the back door, as she went downstairs, probably to do some laundry. Lovely poem. Best wishes to you and your family.
on gold leaves
Lovely poem, moving me back in memory to that last summer before college – my own departure and many years later my son's – Thanks for the beauty of your words…
This came to mind: It's winter here in Alberta, my daughter and son-in-law live in my basement suite, and they've just split up. He's packed and left and yet he's still here.
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