Jonathan ROBIN

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Haiku From Faith To Wraith After Yosano Akiko - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

Doubt sapped past powers
when I lost faith, to wraiths swift
faded fair flowers.

Fast passing hours
read dread, grief sped, breached hope, rift
sanity cowers.

Kismet's bliss bowers'
enjoyment destroyed, adrift,
dissolve in showers.

Happiness sours
gift to tiff miffed, short shrift
given, spendthrift self-devours.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

YOSANO Akiko 1878_1942 Japanese Poet

(3 December 1995 revised 29 July 2013)

Comments about Haiku From Faith To Wraith After Yosano Akiko by Jonathan ROBIN

  • Rajendran Muthiah (4/17/2012 9:19:00 PM)


    Not an easy haiku to comment upon before knowing what 'wraiths' and 'flowers' do mean.. Two pairs of words rhyme and smoothen the movement. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 28, 2013


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