Sunday, May 25, 2008

Reflecting On Reflections

For One Single Impression Prompt: Reflections

He sat in his cell
Reflecting for decades
-Truth and Salvation.

Before the gallows
He knew how much she had meant
-a last reflection.

He looked at the way
Ripples travelled up mountains
-his view from the lake.

Copyright 2008


gautami tripathy said...

A story in so few lines. Very well done. it easy?!

SandyCarlson said...

The story and the suggested story in this are evocative, Edward. This is powerful. Thanks.
Writing in Faith: Poems

WillThink4Wine said...

How sad the first two are, a life of regrets.

Raven said...

Love the third one - what a cool idea - ripples traveling up the mountain.

Pam said...

Three wonderful haiku. The first makes me think of the desert fathers sitting alone in meditation, waiting for the Holy One's Word.

qualcosa di bello said...

wow, that first one really packs a jolt!

Patois said...

Harshness in ku style. I'd like to believe he found what he was seeking.

one more believer said...

timeless in thoughtful contemplation... truth n salvation is something to think abt... a pity his last reflection, wonder if she knew.... a most beautiful view..

DeLi said...

more than facing the challenge of looking back is the humility needed to fully reflect on reflections.

thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Love at the last. Truth. It's all about love.