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Haiku on a Bleak Morn

Updated on April 27, 2012
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Haiku on a Bleak Morn


Dr. Darryl Winer

Wretched and empty

Baseless fear of what’s to be

No more tomorrows

Free, soaring on wing

Unfettered, lighter than air

Rises fearlessly

Up, effortlessly

Imbued with the special gift

That’s only human

The choices we make

Man’s soul teeters on point

Our sole custody


Oh, where do we go from here

Overcome the past

Our piteous state

Poor decisions and mistakes

Haunt us forever

The power of good

The light calls brightly to us

We answer on wings

Seeking, while at sleep

Dreams, carried upon the night

Await wakefulness

A bleak empty soul

Stumbling in the darkness

Light in the distance

Peering in askance

To thwart mounting emptiness

For answers so dear


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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado


      Thanks for coming by. Glad you enjoyed them.


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      Didge 5 years ago from Southern England

      Excellent hub!

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado


      I appreciate you taking a look at these.


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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Emotional read, love it.

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Hello Denver5280-

      Perhaps gunsaku (if each verse stands alone), renku, or rensaku (if the verses are dependent upon one another).

      Some use renga (as it describes an inferior poetry) and probably applies to mine.

      In gunsaku and rensaku, the linked haiku are usually done collaboratively among a number of writers. They can, and in my case, be done by a single writer.


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      Denver5280Click 5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Nice Haiku, what do you call your style when you publish a series of Haiku that are grouped together in a larger poem?