the family pet
lives on

12 Responses

  1. Peggy Bilbro Says:

    Love this! So true!

  2. Amy Trojanowski Says:

    Wow , this really got to me. Thanks Marianne.

  3. Jan Dobb Says:

    Our beloved cat lives on in just this same way! Thanks for a lovely haiku..

  4. janewilliams Says:

    Beautiful and beautifully executed.

    every dog
    looks like yours

  5. Glenn Ingersoll Says:


  6. Alan Summers Says:

    the family pet
    lives on


    Marianne PAUL has that gift with words where even six words has the weight of a novella. Just like Hemingway's mythical six word short story – lifted from a small ads listing – carried such resonance that he used it to extend his bar bill, so Marianne makes us think beyond the last word.

    We all have passwords and not for our checking account and social media accounts etc… but words that are triggers to open up a whole avenue of meaning with side roads opening up on both sides.

    Economical in the number of words used but expansive in the way we know a certain word, uttered on page or tongue, or even a smell or taste, brings back a whole forest to us.


  7. Bruce Feingold Says:

    Wonderful and so true. I forwarded to my family who often uses our beloved dog's
    name as a password. Intimate family haiku.

  8. agnesevasavich Says:

    Aw, yes so true!

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This one is so relatable. A haiku that is sad but also manages to make the reader smile fondly as they remember their own pet.


  10. hammerandtongs Says:

    Yes. Oh yes! Beautifully written and true.

  11. Sarah Says:

    sooooooooooooo true awesome.

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