last night’s soup
our long marriage

8 Responses

  1. Lynne Says:

    Touching and insightful, Sheila. Lovely!

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    last night’s soup
    our long marriage

    —Sheila Sondik

    Excellent use of the two sections of a haiku expanding beyond the sum of the words.

    warmest regards,


  3. snakypoet Says:

    Oh yes! :)

  4. madhurip Says:

    Can relate to that. Yesterday"s soup and long marriage

  5. haikuapprentice Says:

    You have captured the nature and essence of love and successful domesticity for me here Sheila. The flow and breaks in this poem remind me of a kitchen conversation ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary – and a long marriage is indeed extraordinary. What scents and flavours and warm feelings these bare lines evoke! The comforting staple of a favourite soup and the comfortable sharing of thoughts and encounters with one's partner in life at the kitchen table are both conjured up here. Thank you for reminding me this Valentines Day what true love aims at and what real romance consists of – a long story of rekindled fires, shared meals, conversations, and adventures together.

    Happy Valentines Day indeed.


  6. kalaramesh Says:

    Sheila, Your L3 comes a surprise and then so beautifully links in various ways to Ls 1 & 2.
    Well done

  7. Seren Fargo Says:

    What a great Valentine haiku.
    What a great haiku period.

  8. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Thanks to everyone for your wonderful feedback on my haiku! My soup bowl runneth over.

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