On Day 6 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words 2019, it is going to be a poem in the Japanese Haiku format— that I have been exploring for a while now. A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem that some say originates as back as far as the 9th century.
A haiku is also a way of looking at an event or a situation or even the physical world around us in a way that is more profound and deep, with the aim of leaving the reader with a strong feeling or impression. Do let me know what you think of my poem, below.
It wasn’t your lie
That shattered my heart today
But losing my trust.
Love grows in faith
watered and nurtured by time
Fragile, gentle, pure.
Now, all you’ll see
Buried six feet underground
Love. Lost. Forever.
© Esha Mookerjee Dutta March 9, 2019. Bangalore
I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019.
Prompt for Day 6 – ‘TRUST’.
Day 1 of the WTFoW – Forgive Me
Day 2 of the WTFoW – Miracle
Day 3 of the WTFoW – Letting Serenity In
Day 4 of the WTFoW – 10 Ways to Nurture Oneself
Day 5 of the WTFoW – How to Grow Our Circle of Influence
Day 6 of the WTFoW – Losing Trust
Day 7 of the WTFoW – Grief
Beautiful haikus, Esha. All of them so deep and touching. 🙂 <3
Thank you, Vinitha. So glad to hear this from you.
Loved this … it has so much meaning. Short and crisp.
Thank you, Shubhra.
This poem has such deep meaning. There is no way out when a person is gone and now you feel bad for your behaviour.
Thank you, Geethica
I love haiku and I loved all 3 of yours. Was hard to pick a favourite, but I think the 2nd one spoke to me the most probably because it had a soft gentle feel to it.
Thank you, Suzy. Glad to know you liked them.