Heart Memory in Haiku

What kind of assurances, what vows do we make to ourselves, our children, our lovers? We breathe out words of promises that grow like blossoms from our hearts. They hang, suspended in the air like balloons. Others, unspoken, occupy space within us, shaping our thoughts, movements, dreams. We give our time, our hearts, our bodies to them. The poem of vows made, kept and broken is full of joy & sorrows – an arduous journey, like our lives.

There must be a light, a hopeful glow within the promises we make to each other – born of love, of a rainbow after a storm, the sunrise of a new day. Nature does not waver from her path even when our hearts do.

Heart Memory

Heart Memory in Haiku

Castles of moonlight

snow glitters a path woven

of stars, breath echoes


Tending our heart vows

walking still on earth island

garden of my soul

Heart Memory

Writing in dream light

promise suspended in air

celestial breath


Colours fill the sky

heart memory, love rising

hope after rainfall

Stacie Eirich July 17 2016 

*Written in response to the weekend mini-challenge @Toads on the theme of promise.

Here’s my recording of this on Soundcloud. Thanks for listening. 🙂

Author: seirich

I'm a mother, writer & dreamer living north of New Orleans, La. I love writing, music, theater, travel and my family. I've written and published four books of poetry and a children's fantasy series: The Dream Chronicles. I'm now working on a third children's novel.

10 thoughts on “Heart Memory in Haiku”

  1. Farmers plant in reliance of that promise suspended in air. Generally they are not disappointed.
    I like your haiku selection, the third is my fave. I’ve done these before, it can be gratifying in steps and/or stages. Like teaching school, if one doesn’t do super good one year (or semester for me) there are several entirely new classes where things can be better this time.

  2. Tendering our heart vows…

    This is something we should work hard at. Such an inspiring post, start to finish.

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