Memento

Rose

freshly cut

–painless death–

passes from trembling  hand

to trembling heart.

Pressed against printed promises,

it withers, petal by petal.

When the trembling stops,

hand withdrawn,

heart

bleeding,

it

                         remains

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About Yousei Hime

This is the journal of a poetic rabbit. Within the warren you'll find poetry, short stories, essays, art, book and movie reviews, and other odds and ends. If you happen to meet the fey princess, be courteous. This rabbit did and was forever changed.
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15 Responses to Memento

  1. catgirlslovehaiku says:

    Love the poem’s shape. It is cool when you can form words of a poem to also make a visual picture out of it.

  2. eyramanet says:

    You surprise me! Your poem is like receiving an unexpected gift of sun after several rainy days!

  3. I love this expression..it touches me goes right through me
    light as a feather..
    stephen

  4. blissbait says:

    Wow. This gave me tears. Sweetly given. Time passing. Fading. I also had a difficult time reading the last lines…but I LOVED that. Like trying to remember…..like straining through a memory trying to understand what happened…really lovely.

    Thank You! Cheers and Namaste. :)

  5. Technobabe says:

    The poem in the shape of a rose is better than a pressed flower, words do not die or become too brittle to handle.

  6. Carmen says:

    Quite clever. Hats off.

  7. mydomainpvt says:

    this is simply divine,

    and sometimes caring fingers pick those petals with love and place them in a book or diary, they remind of those two hands which exchanged that beautiful flower .. year after year.

  8. lesliepaints says:

    I like this very much, Yousei. It was difficult for me to read, the dropping petals, but then I thought that would be true. They are dropping too fast…..very creative. I don’tcut the roses I grow..until time for pruning.

  9. Amity Me says:

    wow! lovely petal/flower-shaped poem! True, it is!

    thumbs up Yousei!

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