a fragile beauty

 
autumn’s cold whisper

no more chemotherapy

leaf gently lets go

photo by lynn

smile warm as salsa

leaving quilted memories

life’s classroom of love

 
haiku in honor of Loretta Veltkamp Wynia

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 23:56:25

    Wow – so sad yet so profound and beautiful.

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  2. kanzensakura
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 16:56:12

    These are so beautiful and yes, they are haiku. What lovely tributes to your friend. You nailed all the aspects of haiku to put it technically. But to say more, these brought tears to my eyes. So much in them of sorrow, She sounds like a wonderful person – smiles warm as salsa – I so like the feelings and image this portrays. Now I can’t stop my tears….dang. But truly perfection.

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  3. Victoria C. Slotto
    Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:37:57

    This is something I’ve dealt with so many times. What a grace to know when it’s time to let go and trust. Beautiful tribute to your courageous friend.

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  4. ManicDdaily
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 08:11:43

    A very sad. Hope she is resting peacefully. A real sweetness comes through in your sweet lines. k.

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  5. Bastet
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 07:07:21

    Beautiful haiku couplet …

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