Sunday, December 28, 2008

To Wish Upon A Star

Child on Cancer Ward,
Dreams of floating across sky
-wakes up with stardust.

Copyright 2008

One Single Impression: Stardust

14 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That the dreams of such children can come true--heaven here.

Deborah Godin said...

A very touching image.

anthonynorth said...

Poignant and touching.

gautami tripathy said...

So poignant...

playing for pleasing the moon

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Tumblewords: said...

I like the Rumi-tint to this haiku - melancholy truth.

Quiet Paths said...

This is a very heart-full verse; difficult but not without hope. Thank you.

Jim said...

Edward, this brings to mind a 'make a wish' child and how he/she must feel upon returning to the hospital.
Thank you.
..

Linda Jacobs said...

One way or another---free!

Wonderful haiku!

Pam said...

Edward, this poem does have a mystical quality to it; nicely woven with hope and despair.

zoya gautam said...

..what does one say here-that i like this poem-that it's beautiful-that the pain gets across..don't know..thanks for sharing it..and wish u .. a very happy new year!..

fourwindshaiga said...

Thank God for dreams. A good one, Edward.

mgirl said...

Your haiku touches my heart. Cancer and children is such a painful image but to imagine their dreams and stardust makes it easier.

Beth P. said...

Hi Edward--
...but since stardust is our basic matter, this is a comforting image...returning to the source.

many thanks--lovely.

gel said...

Reality with compassion and hope.
(I'm an artist/writer who uses my art for healing. It's in hospitals, including cancer areas.)