No Saddle

gazing at the text
from her lover far away—
a taste of honey
~~ ~~ ~~
stifling afternoon
without the cooling breezes
she was hoping for
~~ ~~ ~~
Sweltering June day—
the old abbot stubs his toe
near the temple gate.
~~ ~~ ~~
nursing home at dusk—
the glint in her eyes dimming
as she sees the end
~~ ~~ ~~
no saddle, no reins
on the untamed horse called death—
her wild ride forward

Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #167
More Poetry Pantry #408 at Poets United

Posted on June 24, 2018, in 5-7-5, haiku, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. So many moods expressed in these poems. From the hopefulness in the lovers’ texting to the glint in one’s eyes dimming at the end of life……and the untamed horse. A fine collection!

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    Such a mournful collection of poems. It is such a difficult task to die. A task we all shall master.

  3. Stunning….all of them !

  4. So good. I especially like the stubbing of the toe and the nursing home glint in the eye.

  5. I really love the stubbed toe… it paints a special picture.

  6. Absolutely stunning.. all of them!💜💜

  7. Each one was a beautiful snapshot moment created by your words. Lovely!

  8. Here’s to more honey! 🙂

  9. Ack! So close to home, “the glint in her eyes dimming as she sees the end….” I always love your Sunday post!

  10. Wonderful little verses but oh the last one is so profound….loved it!

  11. wonderful small poems. I especially like the one about the abbot.

  12. hypercryptical

    Love your little snapshots of life and (impending) death, little treasures, all.
    Anna :o]

  13. Wow!! Some wonderful poems here! Loved the stubbing of the toe.

  14. Love them all but especially the last two.

  15. A lovely collection. Enjoyed them all 🙂

  16. Whoa! All excellent.

  17. Great scenes from life through a writers eyes, where every view is a story to tell.

  18. Oh the poor abbot…that hurt!

  19. snippets of life and death.

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