Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ember

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burning within
you hold his hand, love
my heart, dying embers

charred glasses
go down the fireplace
black embers, or red?

evil deeds
soul now burning embers
ashes remain

I see the moon
divine beauty, sublime
in ember light

promises broken
vows dissolved in embers
a new life, perhaps

past burns
discard the embers
embrace dawn of hope



This Haiku is shared with Carpe Diem and the Prompt is Ember.





56 comments:

  1. That was very deep.
    Loved it. :)

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  2. What can I say ... I am speechless. A great series of haiku Green. Every one a little gem. Thank you for your daily effort to write and share on Carpe Diem.

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    1. Your comment left me speechless ... thanks so much :-)

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  3. So intense... and there is hope in the end... Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sreeja ... what is life without hope? :-)

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  4. well written! I loved the last one, discard those embers and embrace life.

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  5. A wonderful collection. The warm peacefulness brought along by "I see the moon" haiku I enjoyed the most. Ese

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  6. I liked it completely, well written!

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  7. all very well-written but my favorites, the first and the fifth! oh but the first one's heartbreaking..

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    1. Do not be sad ... these are works of fiction :-P

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  8. Fire burns away a lot of things that are perhaps best forgotten. Enjoyed the last one with hope on the horizon!

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  9. Gives me a feel as if written for me...you are an expert at touching my heart now and then....keep writing....you are an inspiration for many including me :)

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    1. These words surely inspire me to write more and more ... thanks buddy :-)

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  10. I love how it ends with a hopeful tone :)

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  11. Beautiful poem. As a child I would stare for long embers and imagine many things.

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  12. Beautiful set, Green Speck. Very well crafted.

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  13. i am glad it ends hopeful...that first stanza sets it up well...her & him...and then you...oy...hard....

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  14. Very beautiful, your words present imagery. Loved the second part, the most.

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  15. i need to read these posts a few times to understand partially. i love reading poetry but often i don't find the right words to appreciate them properly. loved reading this one.

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    1. Thank You Deb :-) It's my pleasure :-)

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  16. wonderful set, espec. the dawn-rays of hope in the last...moving on after it's done and over,..

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  17. Hope in the end despite the hurt...it reminded me of a phoenix, rising from the ashes to a new beginning.

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    1. Thank You Reshma ... The story of phoenix is always inspiring :-)

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  18. Thanks for the inspiring thoughts in your haiku.

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  19. The fourth one = my favorite. Well done.

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  20. The last one was definitely the outstanding one in this great collection.

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  21. A beautiful set of haiku, each one with images I can relate to and the last gives me hope,,,,,

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  22. past burns
    discard the embers
    embrace dawn of hope

    This last stanza is profound in offering salvation which is what we ask for in life! Beautiful set of haiku in all GS!

    Hank

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  23. Embers good to have in order to light a new fire ... :)

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