Haiku sequence: Bitter

Inspired by @TheBotaiku haiku prompt: Bitter.


Bitter the morning

the last day’s blood red dawning

no bright spring to come.


Harsh the bleak light falls

on the dark, wave-churned ocean

where sea beasts flounder.


Raucous the wild cry

of hungry ravens flocking

last supper starting.


Despair on the wind

on ragged storm wings riding

the sun will not rise.


Farewell happy fields

green meadows filled with birdsong

the long night begins.

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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.

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