ex-pensive dolls

I share a beautiful haiku from an earlier time:

the childless woman,
how tender she is
to the dolls!

© Hattori Ransetsu (1654-1707)

…and my 21st century interpretation:

post-abortion grief
a mother’s searching heart-aches
collects life-like dolls

link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and “childless woman”…

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    May 22, 2015 @ 12:30:51

    You’ve captured so much reality in a haiku. The title says to much.


  2. Jen
    May 22, 2015 @ 00:13:36

    Oof — so very sad —


  3. janicead
    May 21, 2015 @ 22:44:29

    A very real heartache.


  4. Greg
    May 21, 2015 @ 20:39:15

    Very sad this one. But the prompt wasn’t easy to lead anywhere else; nicely done IMHO.


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 21, 2015 @ 10:58:50

    Sad… really heartbreaking.


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