Haiku challenge: Tears & wine

Quite painless this week. Must be the wine. Thanks to Ronovan for the prompt πŸ™‚

Painting by John Singer Sargent


Salt tears flow like wine

tossed away the dregs of love

into the wild sea.

Wine we shared once, love

now days stretch dry and empty

salt tears fill my glass.

No more tears for us

pour the wine and fill the glass

roses bloom again.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

26 thoughts on “Haiku challenge: Tears & wine”

  1. I love this, Jane. You say so much with the haiku.
    But the woman in this Sargent painting has quite a story to tell, doesn’t she? I think that glass of wine is just enough to get her started.

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