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Winter: 3 haiku




Here are a set of haiku written in response to the emotional challenges RT has been facing over the last few months. To wit: RT’s mom has recently moved into a nursing home, where she is doing better. And not to worry: he is carrying on with a reasonable degree of calm. Sometimes it can help to share the more difficult moments …


walking home—

panic’s steady undertow



love her! love her!

sirens in the driveway.



garbage bags on her bed

photos spill from a rip


copyright, 2016, The Rag Tree


Photo: Winter. GerFes. WikiCmns; Public Domain.


  1. January 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Very good, I reckon.

    • January 14, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      sl: thanks as always for the encouragement. plain and to the point, these haiku; maybe next time i’ll be able to concentrate more on the craft… RT

  2. aubrey
    January 30, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Quick little nets prepared to capture those elusive thoughts that so often suddenly appear and just as suddenly vanish.

    • February 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      aubrey: an apt metaphor. i am mending my nets just now; who knows what they may gather up before too much longer. RT

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