seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given




(Originally published in Mayfly 58, Winter 2015)

10 Responses

  1. Garry Says:

    Explains a lot!

    Thanks Grace

  2. haikuapprentice Says:

    I love the subtle ambiguity I find in reading this verse Ellen. On one reading the poem is complete and self-explanatory. But taking it a line at a time there is a sense of openness and incompleteness that is very potent. Four seasons repeating through a 3-line haiku. Which season of life do we place ourself in? Great poetry, thanks Ellen.


  3. Peter Newton Says:

    we repeat what matters

    winter spring summer fall

  4. susanmbotich Says:

    I love this haiku! Nicely done. You captured multiple dimensions, physical and metaphysical – expertly written. Thank you!

  5. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Says it all. Great work.

  6. Jane Says:

    Grace, it is good to find your lovely poem here. I will carry it with me all day as a gift. o/

  7. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Thank you to tinywords, and for all your kind comments.

  8. Billie Wilson Says:

    I loved this haiku from the first time I read it in Mayfly, so it was an extra gift to find it on Tinywords too.

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I like this one a lot, Ellen. There is a sense of continuity in the first two lines, but this changes to frustration that we can't really change things in L3.


  10. rickie Says:

    waiting for the summer again

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