#392 – 2 Haiku about Billie Holiday, 1 about something else

2 Haiku about Billie Holiday, 1 about something else

 

 

her voice, a slow rain

against the cushion of night

falls like a haunting

 

 

such delicate pain

brushing the dark edge of joy

like secret prayers

 

 

so much worry, so

little prayer; recipe

for a sleepless night

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #392 – 2 Haiku about Billie Holiday, 1 about something else

  1. Ron says:

    What can I tell you? These are your natural voice and could have been written by Basho…on one of his good days! Oddly, when you are writing about the pain of others, your work is chiseled with a “haunting pain.” When you are writing about yourself your work gropes for a voice…still good but has not the spark of the first two about Billie Holiday. ((hugs))

    Ron

  2. jcqlndav says:

    Blackbird, absolutely brilliant odes to Billie. Both evoke the emotions I feel listening to her.

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