haiku therapy

My aunt is very ill.

She’s 8,000 miles away.

I go to bed, I wake up: e-mail?

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colours and tears
flowers attract love
butterflies at dusk

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i write before looking, and then i look.

Sometimes i’ll add a phone call, sometimes there’ll be a flurry of e-mails. With my dear cousin, A. With my parents. With my brother and sister.

This is not a celebration of illness, but a drawing together of clan energy. We want our dear Naomi to conquer the physical illness and pop back to her old self. How we dread the continuation of pain. Why pain? why must a vital energetic spirit be subjected to pain? If death, then quiet leave of absence. If health, then a quick reminder of pain in order to stimulate the body to overcome. Isn’t that possible to arrange?

All hopes and prayers (if thoughts are things, then let them be fat and accurate) go to one of the two directions. i vote for life. Many votes are required. Please vote.

butterfly, judih '99

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9 thoughts on “haiku therapy

  1. I love your poems and join my heart with yours in sending pain away and inviting good health in its place. I love her because you love her…

    I’ll say this prayer for her:

    “Asher Yatzar”:

    “Blessed are You, Eternal our God, who formed the human body with wisdom and placed within it a miraculous combination of openings and organs. It is evident and known before Your honored throne, that if only one of them should be opened or blocked at the wrong time, it would be impossible to exist and stand before You. Blessed are You, Eternal One, the healer of all flesh and worker of wonders.”

    • a million thanks, M. A beautiful prayer – & may i add: Please, unclog the obstructions – let the energy flow.

  2. butterfly flits
    from flower to flower
    ~ life rafts

    It is so hard to be far away when one you love is ill or especially, in pain. But energy is a powerful thing, especially “clan energy” and will settle on Naomi and give her the strength she needs for whatever path she is on. I am sending her light, sending you love that all will be well.

  3. For LIfe!

    Blessed are You, Eternal our God, who formed the human body with wisdom and placed within it a miraculous combination of openings and organs. It is evident and known before Your honored throne, that if only one of them should be opened or blocked at the wrong time, it would be impossible to exist and stand before You. Blessed are You, Eternal One, the healer of all flesh and worker of wonders.

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