Sunday, May 18, 2008

bleeding

across the white page
words of a fountain pen bleed
infusing new lifebleeding hearts pass by
with nary a sidelong glance
stranger to your plightone careless word cuts
with skill of a surgeon's knife
hope bleeds from the wound
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15 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

These all are just rich. "stranger to your plight" is very strong and it is so multi-layered. The last line of the third really gave me pause.

andrée said...

OH Qualcosa, these are beautiful, sad and poignant. My theme for life this week has been why do people want to hurt each other so much?

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful, and the pictures add texture and dimension. I'd buy a book from you anyday!

I love poetry. Oh, I write BEAUTIFUL poetry and songs and music in my twilight sleep! Then I wake up thinking, "remember, remember!" even as it fades with the reality of day. :) It's so easy in my sleep - it makes me laugh that I don't really dream, but I write words and music instead. And ones I can't even remember, at that.
What does THAT say about me?

I think I have too many words in my head, that's what... ;)

SandyCarlson said...

Three very diffferent but equally magic pieces. These are stunning. When I saw the prompt away back, my first thought was bleeding, as in printing. Then I thought of ink. You took it way beyond my imagination.

"Careless word cuts with skill" is striking because "word" is singular. In a poem of few words, this really points to the power of language! (And the beauty and safety of silence!)
Writing in Faith: Poems

Raven said...

Three exquisite gems, each different, each profound. These are just wonderful and the pictures add something extra. Thank you.

Edward S Gault said...

I Like "careless words cutting" and also "Fountain pen bleeding"
Excellent work.

gautami tripathy said...

All are so vivid. Very powerful too.

ravages of time

Vixen said...

As said before, three great works. I was very drawn (no pun intended) to the first. However, the picture with the second really made that strike a chord.

texasblu said...

All vivid and true. Great haikus - really can't add more to what has already been said. ;)

zoya gautam said...

..these words provoke thought and the sorrow carries grace..thanks..

gardenpath said...

Great lines in all! The third one really hit me, though.

lissa said...

love the first one, as usual, nicely written

JP/deb said...

Another wonderful set of photos and haiku. Interesting how many images and emotions the word bleeding can conjure up.

Peace,
JP/deb

Noah the Great said...

These are the bees knees. I keep reading them, and they don't stop.

Stacy said...

I can't say more than others have said.

Thank you!