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

20 comments:

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

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  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.

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  3. This was beautiful! It gave me goosebumps!

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. Such whimsy.....beautiful!


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

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

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