Poetry on adrenaline
12 Jan 2013 28 Comments
in Haiku/Senryu/17 Syllables, Poetry, Word Prompt
Tags: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Claire Anthony, death, Genesis 1:3, Job 38:19, Poetry, Psalm 104:2, Psalm 18:28, Psalm 36:9
Windless vacant breath.
A trumpet breaks the silence–
Death is not the end.
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Jan 12, 2013 @ 13:03:53
Death is certainly not the end, lovely haiku!!
Jan 12, 2013 @ 13:35:20
Thank you! I look forward to your take on the prompt
Jan 12, 2013 @ 14:37:10
Very Rumi/Sufi mystical. Nice.
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:10:58
Hmm, I guess haiku do have their limitations. I wrote this as a response to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, but since I could only do a very bare bones response I can see how it would look like one of Rumi’s works. Though ultimately we have different hopes, it is the hope that comes across in both. Glad you enjoyed it! I know you asked for more short poems and then I wrote a slightly longer one, but I hope this bite-sized haiku was satisfying
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:26:57
This one went down well. Satisfying bite. It hit my heart in a very central way.
Jan 12, 2013 @ 17:54:16
Aw, thank you! Often the best way to hit the heart is to aim for the stomach
Jan 12, 2013 @ 14:49:41
Love that last line.
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:12:43
Thank you! I know the prompt was death, but I couldn’t help but write about life as well
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:01:34
The beginning of a whole other reality, perhaps?
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:23:05
I believe so! C.S. Lewis stated it brilliantly: “The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”
Jan 12, 2013 @ 16:51:02
I truly want to believe …..
Jan 12, 2013 @ 18:44:16
I hope you can–belief is never easy, but I’ve found it worth the trouble.
Jan 12, 2013 @ 18:01:52
Life and death are two sides of one coin! Though what the one coin may be called is open to speculation! An uplifting haiku!
Jan 12, 2013 @ 18:46:18
Perhaps koinonia? I thought your haiku and story were wonderfully uplifting
Jan 12, 2013 @ 23:00:01
Indeed, death is but a beginning.
Jan 13, 2013 @ 00:17:48
Yes, we can trust in the One who conquered death!
Jan 12, 2013 @ 23:51:04
Death is for new beginning! Lovely haiku!
Jan 13, 2013 @ 00:48:37
Indeed it is! Thank you–I loved your beautifully aromatic haiku. It was a wonderful tribute to your grandparents!
Jan 13, 2013 @ 18:06:55
Reminds me of remembrance services for the military ~ trumpet sounding last post ~ beautiful haiku with a positive ending!
Jan 13, 2013 @ 20:13:59
I’ve never been to one of those services–I visited Arlington and saw a bit there, but I also didn’t want to intrude on what to me seems a very very personal event. Thank you! I guess I could have titled it “Heaven Happens”
Jan 14, 2013 @ 09:38:30
Wonderful, Wordcoaster. Death is but a passage.
Jan 14, 2013 @ 19:21:05
Thank you! For some death is a rite of passage, for others it’s a passage of right.
Jan 14, 2013 @ 11:23:50
Death is so not the end. Not when you read such a beautiful composition.
Jan 14, 2013 @ 19:27:33
Wow, thank you so much! That means a lot to me!
Jan 16, 2013 @ 07:27:15
I like the positive final note.
I’ve been writing my haiku on my blogspot blog.
Jan 16, 2013 @ 20:45:38
Thank you! I can’t imagine having multiple blogs–I’ll stick to my one, but I’ll check out your blogspot version.
Jan 16, 2013 @ 22:10:08
Although I don’t, some would disagree with your final line…
Slow Death by Guinness
Jan 16, 2013 @ 22:57:37
I am sure many do; I welcome their discussion. (I would say I welcome debate as well, but I don’t think what someone believes about the finality or permanence of death will change due to argument or exercises in rhetoric and usually such provocations lead only to further division and aggravation.) I cannot offer a logical proof for God, and I am neither a theologian nor philosopher, but I have experienced God’s work in my life. Enjoyed your lively take on death
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