San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

a birthday party
in the street behind the wall—
one thin note of grief

Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Birthdays”

Posted on June 29, 2016, in 5-7-5, Guanajuato, haiku, Mexico, Midweek Motif, Poets United, San Miguel de Allende and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Like that… opens up so many questions!

  2. The wall reminded me of a bar mark on a music score..not quite sure if the noise on one side is better than the noise on the other.. sometimes we need a little time in the middle to decide

  3. O! this speaks of absence and other hidden things.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Especially the absence of gifts. Or maybe absence IS a gift. Mysteries abound!

      On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 6:48 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      All sorts of possibilities: (1) Grief over aging; (2) grief over not being invited to the party; (3) grief over the absence of a loved one who is no longer alive to attend—and there are many more, I’m sure.

      On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  4. Sadly this is the way for every birthday celebration, there is a chance that someone will not be there to share it this year. How much that can be read in so few words.

  5. I understand this very much. Well done.

  6. I must say this immediately reminded me of Trump and his damn wall. A sad haiku.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I can’t help but laugh as I read your on-target comment! 😉

      On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. “One thin note of grief” – these lines have such impact. Just wonderful.

  8. Indeed all birthdays are not happy.

  9. Ah birthdays and alternatives. I much prefer birthdays

    Thanks for a profound haiku

    Much love…

  10. yes why grief with a birthday party over the wall?

  11. So much in these few lines. So many things for that note to be.

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