I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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16 February 2017

Valentine's Day Haiku

(well anyway, one-liners trying to be haiku)

rain falls on your long absence I don't forget

heat-wave my ardour increases

that café we used to like closes – cloudy day

the sun in the photo shines on your face – forever

you offer your heart – the taste of chocolate

remembering our first time you brought roses

Written for NaHaiWriMo 2017

Linking to Tuesday Platform 21 Feb 2017 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'


  1. the sun in the photo shines on your face – forever... oh that's beautifully written.

  2. Memories are bittersweet.. like dark chocolates

  3. The structure of your poem enhances the memories asd they return and fade. I love the use of the senses, especially in '...the taste of chocolate /
    remembering our first time you brought roses'.

    1. It was written as a series of separate one-liners, but I'm glad you feel it works as a sequence, as I hope to turn it into one later.

  4. Oh the third! Dammit when that happens... the cafes should never close. We had a place close this week :(

  5. Got a chill and could easily see the sun light shining on his photo.

  6. Sooo tender and romantic!!❤️

    PS: Love your new blog layout!

    1. Thanks Sanaa. The previous layout was 10 years old – high time for a change! I loved this recent rose photo, and remembered that red roses are for passion. (Smile.)

  7. "Rain falls on your long absence", begins and completes this for me.