The Eve – Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Frank is hosting Meet The Bar and inviting us to write a death poem, Jisei – Haikai, Haiku, Tanka, Senryu, etc.

dVerse Poets – Meet The Bar – Jisei


“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” Beverly Sills

The koi are less lived
in my lotus dreams of night
the eve I long for

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, death, Haiku, life

36 responses to “The Eve – Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Like how this flows. Thought provoking.

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  2. What an interesting Metaphor!

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  3. Somehow lotus and koi imagery seems fitting for the imagery of death’s eve.

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  4. This is calm and beautiful Paul. And I love the image. Great post!

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  5. Makes one think, thank you Paul.

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  6. Would “lotus dreams of night” be an allusion to the lotus-eaters?

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  7. Lovely deep piece – each intriguing line leads to the next.

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  8. I find Koi and Lotus very calming and peaceful. Maybe that the perfect way to die.

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  9. There’s something extremely calming in the gentle swish and twist of gold fish. I notice you stop on the eve though. Hesitating to join them?

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  10. Amy

    “in my lotus dreams of night… “– gentle and very beautiful.

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  11. I think looking at the koi is something you would do when you are near the end.

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  12. The subtlety of your haiku is very moving and thought provoking.

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  14. Oo, as I have koi in my pond, this haiku evokes my favorite moments spent watching them!

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