Silence Haiku

People rush, shoes tap

Cars zoom, sirens flash, horns honk

Snow falls silently


Battle in front lines

She says, he says, screams ensue

Aftermath, mute fear

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Silence Haiku

  1. Susan says:

    The first made me laugh at the startling contrast.
    The second earned a gasp.


  2. Green Speck says:

    Awesome … I loved the contrast in the 1st one while the 2nd has a tragic hint to it … superbly expressed 🙂


  3. Grace says:

    I specially like the first one ~ The contrast of the silent snow is very good ~


  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I, the devil’s advocate, ask: Does all snow fall silently? What about blizzards?

    Deep Desert Silence


  5. I really love the second one


  6. prema says:

    the first one implied the mad rush and the noisy mayhem to get home, before one gets trapped in the silent snow 🙂 liked it !!!


  7. The imagery you painted with words in both haiku – grrrrrrrrrreat!


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