Monday, November 05, 2007

Loneliness



for thirty years
you've filled the space beside me
now memories

This is for my neighbor who just lost her husband. Although, he was almost 92, it happened so suddenly. I feel for her and her deep loss. Please keep her in your prayers. I am reminded of the preciousness of life...

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is Loneliness.

20 comments:

tumblewords said...

Age is relative, isn't it? Lovely haiku and the photo is indicative. Strangely enough, I took a similar snap several weeks ago and felt the 'only one' emotion as I snapped it. Nicely done!

Jo said...

A lovely ku and I feel for your neighbour.....we just lost my father and my mother has known him for 50 years.

christine said...

I teared up reading this. Well done and the photo is a perfect companion. I'm glad she has you near by.

Janice Thomson said...

A beautiful haiku. It doesn't matter the age the pain is still the same. The photo is so appropriate for this.

Sandy said...

Lovely haiku, but sad and very lonely.

polona said...

beautiful.
my heart goes out to her...

coconutannies said...

How sad and lonely and beautiful!
It sounds like your neighbor has a caring friend in you!

Roswila said...

This evokes loneliness very well. As a line from one of my own regular poems about grief says "that sudden hole in the middle of everything...."

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sorry to hear about your neighbour. Beuatiful tribute in your haiku and photo

studio lolo said...

How timely I should read this post today even though I must have passed by it before. Two of our friends each lost a son in tragic accidents this past week. One died from being struck in the heart by a puck playing hockey, and yesterday one was killed in a car accident. Senseless tragedies.
My heart goes out to your neighbor who lost her companion, her love. I hope her memories comfort her, and in time, peace in her heart.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Very kind thoughts, words, and a lovely image. My thoughts go out to her.

get zapped said...

I want to thank all of you for sharing your stories and kind support. Loneliness is one of the most difficult places to be, for me anyway.

Peace to all.

Cloudscome said...

The photo accentuates the sharpness of that loneliness... nice job.

Paul said...

The way meanders
Like a river that forever
Seeks and seeks again. (Haiku)

Reya Mellicker said...

Great pic! I've taken variants on it many times this fall.

So sorry for your neighbor's loss. Death is incomprehensible. She's lucky to have you in the neighborhood. Very lucky.

LittleWing said...

together and now apart...the words and picture speak volumes

AscenderRisesAbove said...

quite lovely. i am sure that she appreciates being heard like this

Pod said...

we never know what is around the corner....so all the more reason to have a giggle!

Shrig said...

What a lonely picture. Actually makes me sad, but it's beautiful at the same time.

My condolences to your neighbor. It's so hard losing someone you love.

Cergie said...

Last year, I photographied the last leaf on my Liqidambar which has pretty beautiful leaves having the same shape than this one on your picture
Then the wind brought it away. So it became an anonymous. Before it was a star in the sky though. I can remember that I thought that you may be famous one day and one in the middle of millions ones the day after...