Friday, September 19

Because I Loved Her

In celebration
I walk out to the ocean
and begin to dance

Arms reaching upward
Bare feet sinking in the sand
My body whirling

Spontaneous laugh;
my voice echos in my ears
Replacing the tears

Autumn sun setting
My heart thumping, beating strong;
Memories rising

Tired, I stand still now
Letting my breath rise and fall
While joy fills me up

Brushing sand from toes
Wrapping shawl around shoulders
I make my way home

Feeling blessed, alive
hoping now when I leave here
One will dance for me

Haiku Friday


  1. Beautiful. She must have been a wonderful friend. You're in my thoughts.

  2. This is so beautiful Jenn. You're such a talented poet and a beautiful mind to express your grief in so many heartfelt and meaningful ways.

  3. This was beautiful! It gave me goosebumps!

  4. that's beautiful! :O

  5. Oh, Jen, so beautiful. One will dance for you. Many will dance for you. You touched me with this this haiku --- what a wonderful tribute to a lost one and a beautiful way to share. Thank you.

  6. Beautiful tribute to your friend. I love the photo, too.

  7. This is a moving and beautiful emotional monument to her that will endure in people's hearts for a long, long time.

    And I hope I never have to dance for you, but I would.

  8. How beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss.

  9. That was beautiful - thanks for the tears of memories!

  10. This is gorgeous, and I do see why you were able to understand my haiku, too, because yours feels how I felt writing mine, kind of. Anyway, beautifully, beautifully done. It's like standing there with you, feeling it all. The imagery is awesome.

    Congrats, too, on the smoking thing. If I can be of encouragement ever, just shout!

  11. Beautiful....I really don't have any other words....the picture is amazing too!

  12. That is so many, many things. Haunting, hopeful, beautiful, moving and bittersweet. Very well done.

  13. Poignantly beautiful Haiku (and image) enriching us all today!
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. Incredibly have an amazing way with words....rainbows to you and your beautiful friend

  15. As I was reading this, my mind conjured up a farewell to summer. I think your friend and summer have so much in common. Her family would appreciate this series. It's beautiful, Jenn.

  16. Such whimsy.....beautiful!

    p.s. I have seen the offer, but have yet to check it out.....I will. thank you.

  17. Lovely, lovely haiku. I can't help but cry.