Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Letters


handwritten letters  
pressed closely against pale cheeks
warming lonely nights
 
~0~0~

 
she inhales his words
written amidst dry soil,
each word a heated kiss

 

~0~0~

letter in mailbox
creased with blood-stained fingerprints
cold as a coffin










Author's Note:   I wrote a series of haiku poems for D'Verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight.   Share your poems (any form) starting 3pm EST (every Tuesday).   


Also for Haiku Heights,  the prompt is Write.   For those who are interested in haiku poems, there is a 30-day challenge in Haiku Heights beginning Sept. 1, 2011.   


Picture credit:  http://whenpicturesspeak.tumblr.com/post/4490380170

55 comments:

  1. Some great ones once more, really getting better and better with each one. I liked the second the best.

    haha WV is cating..hmmm

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  2. Thanks Pat~

    What do you mean by WV is cating ??

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  3. these are brilliant, each stands alone, but also weaved together tell a story...wonderful :)

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  4. second one is my fav...its got great textures...the third right behind it with the blood fingerprint creases...these are def evocative heaven...nicely done...

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  5. very nice haiku, Heaven.

    Touching, poignant and evocative.

    I like them all, but the third is a killer...chills!

    Lady Nyo

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  6. Just beautiful... the three of them.

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  7. letters can create such different emotions...warm, cold, comforting, disturbing...you captured some of those very nicely with the haikus

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  8. Sighhhhhhh....

    she inhales his words written amidst dry soil each word a heated kiss

    !Lovely!

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  9. Awww to be forsaken in love... so sad. Your Haiku are beautiful.

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  10. I think I have been in that coffin a time or two.

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  11. Lovely series of haiku, was taken with the final series. Well penned ~ Rose

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  12. Oooo this was tasty!

    Hand-written letters being near and dear to my cheeks and heart. And the last haiku, chillingly brief and powerful.

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  13. Heavenly haiku trilogy. I saw--in the completed three--a soldier in a foxhole, writing his final words to...her. I'm sure that's not intended, but maybe I'm in a sad mood tonight.

    Lovely write.
    PEACE!

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  14. The first my favorite... true love can wait.

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  15. Sad and beautiful. Letters, being tangible, hold something of the person who wrote them. Wonderful how you express this.

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  16. i like the first, and i like them as a story, though i'm uncertain of the end.
    heated kiss is especially nice.

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  17. Alone, they all wonderfully stand, but together, a story is weaved (at least in my ever active imagination)

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  18. I love Haiku, I write them all the time, well used to anyhow, in journals and most recently on Twitter. This is wonderful a triple haiku. Brilliantly done.

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  19. I love your ending: "creased with blood-stained fingerprints
    cold as a coffin" ... You are an excellent poet. ~safehousepoetry.wordpress.com

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  20. Very well done. I enjoy reading your work.

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  21. These are really amazing. Especially like the picture painted in the second one. Together the three paint quite a picture of one that's fighting far from home, and one that's left behind. Very nicely done.

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  22. Nice chain. Haiku is a difficult form. You've made it your own.

    Beth

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  23. All three are lovely ~ ♥ ஆ ~

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  24. Lovely and tender, such emotions coming through in those words. The last one is a bit of a shocking turn though. Brilliant writing. :)

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  25. she inhales his words...
    put me right there, so simple, yet so passionate.

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  26. A great trio, well interwoven. I love the shock of the final haiku. Sent chills down my vertebrae!

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  27. I love it, especially the last stanza. I did not expect it.

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  28. have only one thing to say... WOW

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  29. I love the first one best — so romantic.

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  30. I don't know if they were meant to go together, but they almost could. If I were choosing a favorite, it would be the first, but they are all wonderful :)

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  31. thank you for visiting. and for your comment, and your input.
    i did feel a little better after writing 'for you' as i kind of really needed to get that out.
    i usually dont use apostrophes on the internet; its just easier for me to type without them. i do apostrophize "i'll" though, if the context suggests that it might be "ill"

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  32. A loved one with yearnings for but could have been a victim of tragedy. Very moving and very beautiful haikus

    Hank

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  33. The first two reminded me of the time I eagerly awaited my husband's letter's from Japan. Thank you, you captured the feelings well.

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  34. I so love reading the little polished gems, these carefully folded paper birds, that you write. They're something I carry around in the pocket of my heart for a week.
    We read these poems,
    letters to a world unseen --
    So close to Heaven

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  35. Each one condensed to essence, yet nothing held back. Excellent Haikus!

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  36. wow heated, and then stone cold this was a poetic experience!

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  37. oh my, letters from the dead - freaky! I may not sleep well tonight :)

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  38. Stirring.

    Quite good, each on their own.

    Very good.

    -H

    P.S. Makes me think of a loved one off at war

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  39. My favorite subject, reminds me of my parents. I enjoyed your haiku.

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  40. Dear Heaven, your haiku are written so lovely and well worded. The romance in the first one was easily noticeable too :) loved it. But its a day to day challenge. You've already posted two days in advance :(

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  41. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I appreciate it.

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  42. Oh, I understood that. Was just telling thats all :) a day in advance is ok though.

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  43. lovely images. each haiku can stand alone but when combined, it tells of a heartbreaking story.

    brilliant effort!

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  44. Whew... Read this haiku several times. Your lines tellba story - each one and together braided into a tragic end of a most beautiful romance...

    "creased with blood-stained fingerprints"- hurts to the bone to read this line...

    Thank you... once again... Deb

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  45. letters are very powerful indeed, it was the way my husband and I courted then were engaged after only meeting 3 times together, it was before the internet came, I still believe a hand written letter is more alluring than a typeface font

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  46. Wow! I loved these as one poem and also enjoyed them as three separate haiku. My favourite has to be the third one - so sad.

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  47. Brilliant one...I loved all the three set of haikus :) :)

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  48. "inhales his words"

    love that!

    i'm just in love with your
    writing heaven.

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  49. Amazing set, Heaven! One leading to the next ... chilling ending!!

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  50. So poignant, heaven; it brought to mind letters to home from a soldier deployed overseas, especially that last verse - as though he were writing a last letter following some fatal injury. That may not be what you envisioned, but it's what I saw.

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