cut flowers
the short life
of compliments

23 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    cut flowers
    the short life
    of compliments


    Neat verse, and poignant. The word 'cut' reaches extra depth with the following phrase of the short shelf life of compliments, be it in a relationship, or in general.

    Wonderful verse! And subtly powerful.


    such old steps
    I water the sunflowers
    for van Gogh

    Alan Summers
    Stardust Haiku Issue 9 – September 2017

  2. Debbi Says:

    Dear Alan,

    Thank you for your valuble feedback. This poem came from a personal place, and I'm happy to see that it resonates with you and others.

    Warm regards,

  3. MaryJo Says:

    Thank you to both you DEBBI (and to Alan.)

    Your haiku brings our own transcience into play on many levels. And it's always good to be reminded of how short-lived our success or our failure when writing.

  4. Michelle Schaefer Says:

    Nicely done. And so very true!

  5. Debbi Antebi Says:

    Many thanks, Michelle.

  6. Debbi Antebi Says:

    Thank you, Laura!

  7. Al Gallia Says:

    Even to a haiku newbie, as I am, it hits a homerun! Thanks for sharing.

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    You nailed it, Debbi! :)


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