Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiku Bones - Trembling

This is my journal page after watching some of the news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. It is so heartbreaking to see. I am afraid it will all get worse before it gets better.

The prompt for Haiku Bones was trembling.  I thought this was so apt after seeing the situation in Haiti. For more haiku go here. I am sure there are many more uplifting haikus to read there.

Noone was prepared
trembling hearts ache eternally
dreadful aftershocks

Everyone cried out
even those that wanted to help
trembling hands grasp

Under the brilliant sun
the earth stood trembling
hearts still quivering

18 comments:

Julie said...

This is so sad. It is breaking my heart in half.

Laure Ferlita said...

Incredibly sad and heartbreaking to see such an impoverished country hit so hard.

studio lolo said...

Your haikus say it all. Well done.

I'm going to donate to the red cross or another world organization. Every little bit helps ;)

marianne said...

It is so incredibly sad......

PAK ART said...

I sponsor a little boy at the Haitian Christian Mission. I haven't heard yet whether they are all safe or not. This country has had one disaster after another for so long. Thanks for thinking of them!

Teri C said...

The perfect haiku for such a tragedy. The prompt was so incredibly timely.

Debra Kay said...

Powerful

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Lisa.....a touching post.

Watching the news this morning brought tears to my eyes......the world must help the people that are left with such heart break....

soulbrush said...

makes me want to cry too (and we complain because our hair won't curl properly!)

lissa said...

sad but that's the way the world goes...

fourwindshaiga said...

I am impressed with your timely poem, and the neatness of your journal. Mine is messy.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Amazing set of "trembling" haiku! Beautiful, heartfelt work.

I could hardly believe how horribly apt my prompt this week at Haiku Bones became. I think we are all trembling in sympathy with Haiti.

Quiet Paths said...

Lisa, these are really well done - that last one gripped my heart. I haven't seen too many photos because we don't have Tv but it's so awful to see the pictures on the web. You spoke your heart and the words truly convey the meaning.

Jim said...

Lisa, we needed someone to write this. Thank you for doing it.
This really is a big mess down there, it may be one of the worst natural disasters of the century.
Your haiku trio has a nice collection of trembling, with hearts, hands, and earth.

SandyCarlson said...

Your journal page hits home. What a nightmare down there. So sad.

maribel danta said...

Hiati is beyond heartbreaking...the images of ruin & despair are chilling....your haiku is wonderfully powerfully done.....
Maribel

sukipoet said...

so scary to think of the "solid" earth quacking and breaking and bringing such disaster and pain. Thanks for the haiku

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

you managed to write so beautifully about something so awful.