A few haiku for you.

Avatar Author: Ana Cristina Writer, teacher, & hopeless romantic with a penchant for falling for fictional characters. Read Bio

Grief is the black bird
that sits upon your shoulder
to swallow your tears.


Her happiness grates
just like nails on a board;
I can only wince.


I can feel myself
open, petal by petal,
blossoming anew.

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  1. Avatar Ulvhade

    I feel like Haiku’s are the hardest form of poetry to write well without them coming off as silly, irreverent, or over done. You’ve done great with all three of these, I especially like the last one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Avatar bespectacled

    I adore the first two, but the last seems just kinda “meh” to me.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Lovely trio, especially with the last one offering a ray of hope to the otherwise dark tone. I really liked the first one too.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    They are lovely, all of them in their own right. I think people are trying to read them together as a composition painting. Therein lies the uneasiness.