Amorphous Anchors

Waves

Like the slap of waves on rocky shores, grief never stops it’s assault.  Like a phantom limb  sensed by habit-worn nerves, grief senses the departed.

“I can feel Dad’s presence”, “Mom’s looking down”…we soothe ourselves. But some days we know it’s a lie  and  a sense of irrevocable loss opens up …a vacuum.

In that vacuum rushes in that formless, colourless, odourless thing  – called love or it’s sad synonym grief- for if there was no love would there be grief?  The heart moves on …like the slap of waves on a rocky shore.

 

salt and water

anchoring life

to earth

— end —

This 100 word Haibun – a prose and poetry combination –  was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at:  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/27-may-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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41 responses to “Amorphous Anchors

  1. This is beautiful, sad, and contamplative. Well done!

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  2. Very beautiful and moving!

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  3. A lovely poignant write!

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  4. Thoughtful and lovely.

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  5. This is really good. I’d have to agree–without love there would be no grief.

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  6. Very nicely told. I could feel their grief

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  7. Grief is one form love takes I suppose – not all her forms are kind. Thought provoking piece.

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  8. Beautiful, Ansumani.

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  9. Love this, its sad but beautifully written x

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  10. Yes, I do agree that without love you wouldn’t have grief. It’s a tough one. But love is worth it in the end. Really, it’s all we have on this earth. Love the poetry at the end. Beautiful piece.

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  11. Beautiful. I agree – love and grief go hand in hand.

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  12. Ah yes, we console ourselves with those thoughts, because it’s so difficult to accept that they are gone. Love is pleasure and pain both. Beautifully sad.

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  13. I’m not familiar with the Haibun form, but I like it very much. You’ve done it justice, obviously. Love and grief — they go together. They make us more human, hopefully, more appreciative of what we have.

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  14. Dear Ansumani,

    Lovely haibun about the human condition.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  15. A beautiful expression of grief

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  16. Maybe it’s the sea that evoke such sadness, the waves are caresses set to soothe…

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  17. Sad but very realistic depiction of dealing with grief and love.

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  18. …like the slap of waves on a rocky shore. A perfect simile. A moving and poignant piece indeed.

    My secret beach

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  19. Lovely haibun, Ansumani. You’ve painted a beautiful word picture here.Well done. —- Suzanne

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