empty vase

Painting: “Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom” by Vincent van Gogh (1890)

I’m a flatbed full of fresh-cut flowers that simply cannot be kept.

lament, mourning dove
cerulean crypt daybreak
blade of grass turns blue

© Grace Black

I’ve combined the #OctPoWriMo Haiku today with the prompt at dVerse (Haibun Monday) And I selected this Kahlil Gibran quote for inspiration. Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”


 

31in31The October Poetry Journey continues… #OctPoWriMo

Today is Day 6 of OctPoWriMo  join me, 31 poems in 31 days. Do you dabble in word play as well? Let’s create 31 in 31!

Love and Ink,
Grace

37 thoughts on “empty vase

  1. Cerulean is not only a favorite hue of mine but a favorite word as well.
    Such a beautiful way to honor that painting.

  2. I’m intrigued by the haiku as sentence; is that an American sentence? Imaginative take on the prompt; conjures imitation soon.

    1. I’m sort of confused as to why some read the sentence as a haiku. And how do you mean an American sentence? I’d intended the sentence to be the stand-alone prose. (To make a statement.) And the haiku is below in the more traditional 3 line format. Thanks for stopping by, Glenn!

      1. No worries! The flat-bed was full of cut flowers. You were not mistaken. But it’s metaphor, or my attempt at any rate. This is what I love about poetry. All the different interpretations. And what we see as we read. We all see something different. Thank you for fostering a discussion! Happy poeming. : )

      2. Haha. Well, I fear that some metaphors go over my sometimes too literal head. I really would like to hone that skill I think. It really is interesting how people interpret what they read. Happy poeming, Grace. :)

  3. This was purely amazing–beautiful, bittersweet, and the picture accompanies it perfectly!
    Some people roll their eyes at Haikus–personally, I love them. But it’s rare to find one this poignant!
    Thank you for visiting me at poetryofthenetherworld dot blogspot dot com

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