Monday, April 28, 2014

Yom HaShoah Haikus

I really love Haikus.

The 5-7-5 (syllable) structure gives order and rhythm to my thoughts when they want to take the form of poetry. Here are a few Haikus I wrote (to send to my family) in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

6 million lives
How do we honor their souls
In Love and not grief?

The sand and the sea
Engulfed our righteous heroes
Spirit called in song

Though the pain runs deep
Our remembrance is healing
The angels listen

God never left us
We, humans, chose the darkness
And let light back in

69 years since
We saw the truest depth of
Cruelty and grace

Let us say Kaddish
And Rise for those who cannot
Their memory blessed

Thinking of you all
Family; the pulse of life
Love, love, love, love love