Five Haiku for Grief

This chained haiku, though written a little late (due to a wicked case of writer’s block the last couple of weeks) was written for Read Write Word Prompt #7. Enjoy.



signatures of death:
mirrors turn their reflective
faces to the walls

roses become allies
crimson, lie as sentinels
upon your still chest

blood under your skin
withdrawn into silence – I
speak in tongues of grief

while you wear mists of
the eternal, ancient lake,
I am wearing black

memories yield to
alchemy – reassemble,
and they become you

Written 1/13/09
© 2009 Nicole Nicholson. All Rights Reserved.

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About ravenswingpoetry

I am a 38 year old writer from Columbus, OH and the creator of Raven's Wing Poetry. I am a poet, seeker, fellow traveler, and autistic.
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5 Responses to Five Haiku for Grief

  1. bb says:

    Very evocative ~ glad you got through your block!

  2. Yeah, I like the way you mention alchemy here.

  3. rob kistner says:

    This kicks A** (butt)… it really grabbed me! Well written.

  4. poeticgrin says:

    “roses become allies” = love it.

  5. art predator says:

    somber, serious; glad you found your way back to words

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