the blue pine’s
gnarled roots —
autumn loneliness

12 Responses

  1. Christa Pandey Says:

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  3. Marie Shimane Says:

    silently slipping
    into separation

  4. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:


  5. Ben Moeller-Gaa Says:

    Wonderful! I love “gnarled roots”.

  6. magyar Says:

    __ My granddaughter adores this, and all haiku; her name is Maya.

    we proles
    wonder within life's gnarled roots
    natures image


  7. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Much resonance in this haiku for me. Thank you.

  8. mary Jo Balistreri Says:

    what resonance!–just beautiful and poignant.

  9. Roman Says:

    Saying so much about the "protagonist" in a few words. A great one imo. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Mojde Says:

    Very nice!
    Pines so patiently guard nature, staying green.
    I remembered a short poem by ‏Yone Noguchi:

    ‏ I hear you call, pine tree, I hear you upon the hill, by the silent pond
    ‏where the lotus flowers bloom, I hear you call, pine tree.
    ‏ What is it you call, pine tree, when the rain falls, when the winds
    ‏blow, and when the stars appear, what is it you call, pine tree?
    ‏ I hear you call, pine tree, but I am blind, and do not know how to
    ‏reach you, pine tree. Who will take me to you, pine tree?

  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Effective – I imagined a lonely person growing old.


  12. Julissa Says:

    All of my questions selt-edtthanks!

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