Martha

how to love — bittersweet attaining its full color

This was my favorite. I am relocating and feel sad at leaving everyone here before I leave. So I related to the theme of this haiku. Also, haiku is traditionally first line: 5 syllables; second 7 and third 5. This one is 3-3-7 – I like building new forms of haiku on top of the traditional. The word “bittersweet” is so expressive. Yes I am grateful for love I give and receive, but so often the experience has a bitter ...

how to love — bittersweet attaining its full color

This was my favorite. I am relocating and feel sad at leaving everyone here before I leave. So I related to the theme of this haiku. Also, haiku is traditionally first line: 5 syllables; second 7 and third 5. This one is 3-3-7 – I like building new forms of haiku on top of the traditional. The word “bittersweet” is so expressive. Yes I am grateful for love I give and receive, but so often the experience has a bitter taste along with the sweetness because relationships are so complex. And the metaphor of “…attaining its full color.” describes so well the shades of feeling in relating to my children and grandchildren.

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2 years ago