Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cutting Words

When every word's a
cutting word, the number of
words doesn't matter.

When every season
is winter only a fool
puts her hope in spring.

When you come after
the last one wanted, every
number's unlucky.

When you come before
desire, you learn desire comes
before everything.

18 comments:

Fireblossom said...

That's how a cheatin' heart will make you feel...

hedgewitch said...

Each one a gem here. MZ--especially the fourth.

Brian Miller said...

def...the fourth has it...but feel the cold breeze through out...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Love them all, but the fourth is a winner! Terrific as always, MZ! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Jira said...

I love the insight of this poem... each stanza tells another great bit of knowledge of life.

ayala said...

This is clever and each line true and wise.

happygirl said...

Yep, one cutting word will do. I like this haiku form. I'm going to have to play around with it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh you are a clever woman! I see what you did here.

Brendan said...

Interesting abacus here, sliding the heart-markers back and forth. I don't quite get the last stanza. Sounds right but I don't know why. - Brendan

Fred Rutherford said...

Nice. really like the proverbial tone to each stanza. Second is my favorite. Nice job MZ. Thanks

Gail said...

...and a damn fine poem!!

anthonynorth said...

All good but definitely the last is best.

Helen said...

I enjoy the challenge of haiku ... you do it well. #4 for me as well!

Grace said...

I like all the set...very well done MZ~

Nara Malone said...

Nice build up to that final punch.

myheartslovesongs said...

wow! LOVE these!!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Cutting words...we all have been sliced by them...felt winter when we wished for spring..been chosen last...and well, desire...been there...as always a great piece!

myheartslovesongs said...

amazing, on every level!