Lost Love-Dying Heart

Leaves floated like feathers, slowly sinking to the sandy ground like hope in a failing heart. The wind whispered a silky voice, taunting and teasing over the pastor’s murmur. Branches lifelessly hung, heavy with a sea of frozen tears. Grave markers stood proudly proclaiming their victory as a cold and empty face could only see one. Only one name screamed from the granite. Only one name ripped through the bleeding soul whose heart was so destroyed, it may as well be shattered glass washing away in the nearby tide. Voices sounded distant like they were inside of a conch shell on the empty shore. Their words were incoherent rumblings to her deaf ears. Whatever gibberish poured from their grey lips mattered not. The sea was calling, demanding she return to yesterday’s memory. Clutching a cold endless band, she stumbled to the welcoming frigid water. Trembling hands shook off today, this dreadful day. Tomorrow there would be no nightmares for she would be in her soul mate’s arms again.

Feet sinking into sand

Drowning heart fills with tears

Peace comes in waves


Posted for D’verse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday.

Prompt was Khalil Gibran’s quote: “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”


This is a sequel to a prose poem I wrote for Writing 201. Read that one and you will understand the depth of this character’s love and passion for her soul mate. It explains her state after such a great loss.

22 thoughts on “Lost Love-Dying Heart

    • I always imagined a soul mate being so deep and passionate that I would have to imagine the loss of one would be equally as passionate (except in sadness of course). Thank you. I wasn’t sure if I was being a little too big with adjectives so it is nice to get the feedback on my first haibun.


  1. Ocean.. a soul
    mate with
    too much
    one soul
    mate per
    soul.. a Tree
    of Life branches
    out and never withers
    when leaves are shared

    Love leaves Tree
    never sharing..:)

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    • Thank you. I worried it was a bit overly dramatic. But…what passionately, life-altering love is not? I also wasn’t really sure how to write a haibun since I never did one before. So your feedback means a lot!


  2. What a dramatic ending Nato ~ This must be a great love to choose death and follow the soul’s mate journey into the other world ~ I hope that peace comes to both of them ~

    A lovely haibun of love ~ Thanks for participating in our Haibun Monday ~

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    • Thank you Grace. I wasn’t sure where I was going with it when I started, but it seemed to lead itself to tragedy. Glad I found the time to participate. Haibun #1 done!


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