My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

September 7, 2010 “dead poet”

My friends, I write from my heart, I write about Love, and sometimes… Love Hurts!

This is done as a string of Haiku, obviously not traditional, but the form holds true.

“dead poet”


the poet lies dead

beneath the shadow of love

of a broken heart


lay him on his pyre

kindled with tear stained pages

purge his tortured soul


ashen smoke rising

spirit flying homeward bound

pen and ink are dust


smoldering ashes

blackened bones consumed by love

and hot passion’s fire


love’s black memory

surrounds a still unburned heart

his love undying


glowing red ember

poet’s heart longs for the sea

to be cast westward


setting sun sinking

into a far golden shore

his love there waiting


to find her love’s heart

there reborn as the Phoenix

at touching her hand

tlh   9/7/2010


9 responses

  1. Really liked this Tracy…isn’t this an expansion of your previous post…re the first stanza or two…in any case…an excellent poem.

    September 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    • Yes, you are correct. I was going to do it one stanza per day, but I finished it today, so here it is in it’s entirety. Thank you for the compliment.

      September 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm

  2. Masterful Tracy.

    September 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm

  3. Loved the last stanza Tracy…just beautiful. x

    September 7, 2010 at 12:51 am

  4. Ah, the last post is growing and evolving. Very nice. I agree with Amanda. The last stanza is beautiful…and memoriable, Tracy. Nice work.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

  5. (looooong whistle)… just one word for this, my Haiking – WOW!!
    Love might hurt, but it brings out some amazing poetry alright!
    Hugs to you, my dear love-struck friend…

    September 7, 2010 at 2:36 am

  6. vivid,
    get over it and come back alive..

    Happy Tuesday!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

  7. The amazing part of your blog today is the fact that I just read another blog that has the same topic…I find the beautifully strange and highly interesting. You could check what the other blogger said about the same topic you chose…nice work. Cheers, my friend.

    September 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  8. Chloe

    Such beautiful Haiku xx

    September 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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