Distressed Haiku

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.

by Donald Hall

Comments (19)

The reader is horrible! ! ! ! !
What a lucid expression of Spring... I guess Emily Dickinson mixed nature with faith so that all Creatures were alive in her pen.
Beauty of nature.. Nice poem
Trade has suddenly encroached Upon a sacrament Great conceptualization. Thanks for sharing it here.
Emily Dickinson is a master of verses, rhythm, rhyme and meter... all which goes to make memorable poems. And without doubt her creations are all beyond compare. She is one 'Classical Great' and I count her amongst the top ten poets the world has ever produced. Besides, she is one of my favourites.
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