Haiku: Postpartum


She didn’t give thought

To the infant becoming

The source of her pain




She jumped in the lake

Without so much as a thought

Her life found its source




This is part of a weekly haiku writing challenge which must be written in the English form of 5-7-5.

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#43 Prompt: Write a haiku using the words “thought” and “source”

10 thoughts on “Haiku: Postpartum

  1. This one was really a challenge. Only my second attempt, I find the connection of lines 1 & 2 then 3 & 4 difficult. The first haiku doesn’t have the connection so I wrote a second one that does (I think). 🙂 Cheers.

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  2. They are both so visceral and I feel a resonance with both. The second one brings beautiful images to mind, and reminds me of the film “Children of a Lesser God”, an old one but one of my favourites.

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