Separation, an experiment

This beautiful piece, Separation, is by Paresh Tiwari.

In an experiment the group was asked to write a haiku which would both link and shift from it. Here is the original poem and the haiku taking off from it. Enjoy.

You are welcome to leave your own haiku in the comments. Join our experiment.

SEPARATION

That day you packed up
all the arguments and quarrels,
folding them neatly
along the crisp creases of guilt,
you stuffed them in a suitcase
and left…
leaving behind rows and rows
of empty hangers,
on which I drape the limp silence
that I peel off my body each night

Paresh

The haiku in response –

the welcome sounds
of mother-in-law packing
her suitcase

Gautam
*

burnt sun
your street lined
with petals

Brijesh
*

doorbell
if only if only
it was you

Raamesh
*

seven hours
to separate them –
conjoint twins

Sandra
*

once we were close
now I wonder
are you alive?

Rohini
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