A Haiku - Fragile Love

Fragile, handle with care....

A thin but grogeous vase of priceless value.
A thin but grogeous vase of priceless value. | Source

How many generations will it last?


Love is like a vase:

Fragile, yet containing all

It can hold today.


It is so special.

Flowers only add to it,

But fade over time.


Renewed its splendors

Keep the vase front and center

Where it ought to be.


Anger has no place

To threaten a fragile vase.

Leave those thoughts outside.


May the fragile vase

Retain its place of honor

Its beauty intact.


So years from now still

Revered somehow and unchanged

It holds love’s fullness.


Fragile still, not broke,

For care was given to show,

Though fragile, love lasts.


Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Comments 28 comments

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Absolutely beautiful. Touching, moving, a wonderful haiku poem. Thumbs up and shared.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ruby H Rose: Ruby you are a gem! Don't let that boulder fall on any vases. Seriously, thanks for reading and being the first to comment on this afternoon's poem. Thanks for sharing, too.


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ziyena 4 years ago from Southern Colorado

Luv it!


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Really beautiful and descriptive. You chose your words well.vote up


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

I absolutely adore how you paint and place this vase in it's place of honor - where it must be! Very descriptive - very imaginative - very impressive!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great discriptive Haiku poem. Voted up and beautiful.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: There is no goal in life as central to its proper place as love fulfilled and sustained.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ziyena: I'm so glad you "Luv it." I'm also so happy I had a moment to read your Hub "When Columbines Bloom", and dagnabit it!, you are a writer and a dang good 'un, too!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: How right you are. The Haiku form forces me to choose words (and syllables!) well and carefully. Thanks for the vote Up. I'm going over to see what your latest is and make sure that I Comment.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

writer20: A vote of 'beautiful' by a beautiful voter is always appreciated!


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leni sands 4 years ago from UK

Inspiring writing - beautifully awesome poem very delicate. I love it! Voted up.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Absolutely beautiful and a very deep poem. Vote up!!!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Oh, you two are two of my favorites now.

Oh, and also thanks for reading, voting, and commenting. I was read! Hooray! I'm so glad you liked it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Thought I heard the shattering of glass....


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: The greatest danger of stepping in the glass shards confronts the one who breaks the vase. It is always nice hearing from you. I appreciate your votes, and I hope your vase continues to overflow with love and happiness always.


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Beautiful and very touching. I like how you compared Love to a vase both of which are indeed fragile.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cherylone; Check the latest for another take on a "what might have been." Love, which is so easily killed, requires tender, sustained nurturing to come to its fullest blossom. Thanks for reading and commenting again.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Perspycacious

"May the fragile vase

Retain its place of honor

Its beauty intact."

Beautiful!

Fragile love is to to be treated with a gentle heart.

Voted up and away!

Beautiful!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Love certainly can be fragile, well written!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

love...love...absolutely awesome...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Sueswan: I am so glad you liked this poem. We have a glass, an oversized one from a visit to an amusement park years ago with some of our now grown children. It is thin glass, never intended to last. Somehow it has and brings back the memories of that day and time, as an inspiration for this poem. We use it, but we treat it very carefully...just as love should be treated.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Love this! Perfect --


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AudreyHowitt: Thank you for taking time out of your Saturday to Hub Hop to this one and leave such a nice comment.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Measured yet flowing with expression. Rich with symbolism. Lovely in every way. Voted UP & AB.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

marcoujor: Thank you. Your comment has meaning to me and is greatly appreciated.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ChristyWrites: Thanks for reading and commenting. It is indeed fragile as described in "The Nitty Gritty of Love" which you might also enjoy, if you haven't already.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Lovely, lovely. Haiku is such a wonderful way to collapse all the rhetoric and reveal the "meat" of it. You have discovered the secret of beauty and emotions expressed in few words.


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Cyndi10 - Your comment is one I missed some two years back on this poem/haiku. I like your phrase "the secret beauty and emotions expressed in a few words." A belated thanks, but it added to my evening now in 2015. It's great to see that you are still active here on HP and may still receive my thanks for your comment on this one.

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