Distressed Haiku Poem by Donald Hall

Distressed Haiku

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In a week or ten days
the snow and ice
will melt from Cemetery Road.

I'm coming! Don't move!

Once again it is April.
Today is the day
we would have been married
twenty-six years.

I finished with April
halfway through March.

You think that their
dying is the worst
thing that could happen.

Then they stay dead.

Will Hall ever write
lines that do anything
but whine and complain?

In April the blue
mountain revises
from white to green.

The Boston Red Sox win
a hundred straight games.
The mouse rips
the throat of the lion

and the dead return.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 22 May 2016

... only a few are real haiku...

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David Sosna 14 July 2010

You think that their dying is the worst thing that could happen. Then they stay dead. That reached right into the hole in my soul-and squeezed. It would have been 13 years for me-second wife. And I still miss her.

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Colleen Courtney 29 April 2014

Hall creates such beautiful haiku's!

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Captain Herbert Poetry 27 April 2014

riveting haikus. Well done

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John Tiong Chunghoo 25 June 2006

real lovely poem donald.

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Chinedu Dike 23 October 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. A beautiful haiku. Thanks for sharing.

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spiky leaves 31 May 2019

spiky leaves spikey leaves you poke you poke now I have no hope

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Mahtab Bangalee 10 March 2019

great..........................

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David Williamson 22 December 2017

Duplicity Is/ Such A Profound Sounding Word.../ Let's Duplicate It!

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David Williamson 22 December 2017

I Nailed The Wrong HALL.../ And So, I Apologize... / Thus, Am i Humbled.

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Hamden / Connecticut
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