Haiku – Waste

wasteland

Written for: Haiku Horizons

 

wasteland’s silent cries
echoes in Mother Earth’s heart
breathes in its marrow

Hélène Vaillant©

Note: Reposted this from the comments section:

Written by calensariel as a comment on this haiku.

That’s similar to how I felt when we were standing on the battlefield in Gettysburg.

Monuments: A Grief Remembered

The land remembers
red, flowing blood of her sons;
mourns — battle-scarred, mute.

Wind, a grief unspent,
wails over fallow fields, cries
WE MUST NOT FORGET!

This was what I wrote when I got back to my daughter’s that afternoon.

May 12, 2009 written by calensariel

10 thoughts on “Haiku – Waste

  1. Oh….the combination of the photo and your haiku tugged at my heart. How profound~! How necessary to write this also. thank you, Helene. “Breathes in its marrow”. wow.

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  2. Monuments: A Grief Remembered

    The land remembers
    red, flowing blood of her sons;
    mourns — battle-scarred, mute.

    Wind, a grief unspent,
    wails over fallow fields, cries
    WE MUST NOT FORGET!

    May 12, 2009

    This was what I wrote when I got back to my daughter’s that afternoon.

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  3. Calensariel…..I posted your comments as an addition to my haiku. Hope this is alright with you. I loved it so much and it does go well with the moment of the haiku. Have a look!

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  4. Btw, Hélène, would you mind dropping me a note on my contact form on the blog and sending me your email address? I PROMISE not to load up your inbox! 😉 If not, that’s ok. I know some folks are very private.

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