Month of Poetry – Emptiness – #Haiku – #MoP14

24 Jan

Fellow author, Munazza Bangash commented on the blog yesterday with a link to a weekly Article and Poetry Contest she is running on her blog, Desirable Purity.

The prompt for the poetry contest is – Emptiness. Here’s my entry…

Image- Latino Link Views

Image- Latino Link Views

Sands pour − vacant hopes

Measuring meaningless times

Of a soul drained dry

Image- Shelleyn

Image- Shelleyn

This sounds like something I might have written as an angst-ridden teenager, and was very tough to do when I’m so far from feeling what I’ve written above…Thank Goodness. ;0)

6 Responses to “Month of Poetry – Emptiness – #Haiku – #MoP14”

  1. Catherine Johnson January 24, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Donna that is fabulous! You are far better than me at haiku.

    • Donna L. Sadd January 24, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      You’re too kind, Catherine. I learned haiku in third grade, I think, and have written it ever since. It’s amazing how hard it is to give 17 syllables power. It’s like trying to get to Carnegie Hall…practice, practice, practice. ;0)

    • Catherine Johnson January 24, 2014 at 11:01 am #

      I never learned it at school. That would have been helpful

  2. Aria Glazki January 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    Wow, yes, this is entirely unlike your usual, but if that’s done as an exercise (and not from something horrible happening) then that’s not a bad thing!

  3. fuonlyknew January 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Lovely Donna. Did you write this and then search for photos. They match so perfectly. I feel a little sadness but hope too.

    • Donna L. Sadd January 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

      Yep, I always look for pics after the fact. The funny thing is that in the back of my mind, I remembered a poem I wrote when I was an angst-ridden teen…I had drawn a similar pic to the drawing of the girl in the hourglass and freaked out when I found this one. I guess that’s how this poem sprung up. (Boy, I wish I hadn’t lost all my old poetry books.)

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