Monday, July 23, 2007

haiku - comfort

bad news
in an airmail letter -
a loving hug.

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flood waters
outside the village hall -
mugs of coffee.


Comfort for One Deep Breath

13 comments:

polona said...

oh... nice.

i can taste the hot coffee

Brian said...

Seeing the images of the flooding in England brings home the personal side of your haiku.

Clare said...

Really nice. Hugs and mugs of coffee have amazing comfort -- they are so simple yet incredibly warm and enveloping.

Roswila said...

Hugs and mugs, very comforting combo. :-)

daisies said...

i remember a flood and the comfort provided by a hot cup of coffee and there is nothing better than a hug ... love these pieces of warmth .. xox

Regina Clare Jane said...

I hope you are safe where you are... nothing beats a hug, for sure!

Rae Trigg said...

Beautiful. Both convey such wonderful images of comfort against a picture of sadness.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for your comments. Edinburgh isn't flooded, for those of you who wondered. We've been really lucky given what is happening in England and even parts of Scotland.

Funny I don't often drink coffee, but mugs of coffee are somehow more comforting than cups of tea.

get zapped said...

There are many ways to comfort. Nice tribute.

Colorful Prose said...

I like how you tied your observations to current events.

jem said...

These are great. Concrete and real. I feel that comfort that takes a practical form (like a hug or a mug) is more helpful than words, which can fall so short.

Patois said...

I like the simplicity and the directness of both. The mugs of coffee really rings true for me.

tumblewords said...

Comfort, hope. Great reflections...