Mindful Writing ~ 2014:18

Yesterday our haiku circle on Facebook received the abrupt news that one of our fellow poets passed suddenly of natural causes.  It was as incredible as it was very sad.  She was a friendly, supportive and welcome voice in our haiku community that is close despite worldwide presence.  What was once a far-flung network now becomes implausibly narrow and closer with each loss of a distinct poet’s voice.  It’s happened before, albeit not as unexpected as this one, and will happen again and again.  When it does, despite life’s fragility, we can choose to remember all the beauty that poetry and a poet’s voice add to all our lives.

Rest in peace Kat.

winter shore
every once in a while
the tide tosses
the poet
a real keeper

ag ~ 2014


2 thoughts on “Mindful Writing ~ 2014:18

  1. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow-poet to the haiku writing community you’re a member of. The wonderful thing about writing and community is that the support and friendship given and received will live on in the memory of that person and their words. A poignant tribute to her passing.

  2. It’s amazing how attached we become to our on-line friends and heir voices. Thank you Cynthia. It is true that her memory lives on through her kindness and poetry, neither of which is ever forgotten.

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