Those Secrets Unread

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #138 – Secret/Burn

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I burned them unread
Held secret letters from him
Still tied in silk threads

Those final wishes of hers
Paper memories secured

                                             -Clarence Holm

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-138-secretburn/

Red Valentines Fade

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #136 – Eye/Fade

Photo Credit - Lulu's Sweet Secrets - Floral Designer

Photo Credit – Lulu’s Sweet Secrets – Floral Designer

Red Valentines fade
As the days turn into weeks
Love’s still in our eyes

                               -Clarence Holm
Haiku read as:
Red Valentines fade as the days turn into weeks
As the days turn into weeks love’s still in our eyes

 

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-136-eyefade/

A Final Goodbye

Last week I lost my sister to the ravages of diabetes. Jo’s battle was courageous, she was a fighter to the end.

We gathered Saturday morning
Too late to say good-byes.
We grieved for an unexpected casualty,
For my sister who had closed her eyes

In church, I sat in silence
Not wanting to say farewell
But a piece of my existence
Was carried off by a distant bell.

I shuffled down a center aisle,
Following my sister’s spouse.
Her son and daughter cried openly,
Suffering in God’s stain glass house.

The church circle provided service,
A lunch to soothe the souls.
Hot coffee for our spirits
And shoulders to console.

While eating we talk of other things,
Cheerful words to fill the air.
Distant memories of a childhood,
Of the sister who was not there.

I’m thankful for the memories,
Of a life that was lived so well.
In time I know I’ll be seeing her,
When it’s time for my farewell.

         ©2017 Clarence Holm

Day’s Final Light

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #135 – Love/Light

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Words and Image ©2017 Clarence Holm

The day’s final light
Stretched across an icy sky
Warms my love for you

                                       ©2017 Clarence Holm

 

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-135-lovelight/

Dreamt

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #132 – Flame/Kiss

“Burning Desire”
Original Acrylic Artwork By Stuart Glazer
http://www.stuartglazer.com

A kiss dreamt at night
Erotic spirits twirl round
My souls dancing flame

                                   -Clarence Holm

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-132-flamekiss/

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