Haiku to Hugh

The moorings of you

knot my rebel ship to shore.

I shall not drink death.

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Hugh is my husband. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry containing 17 moras, or sounds, which determine syllabic weight. The first phrase contains 5 moras, the second, 7, and the third, 5. A traditional Japanese haiku contains a kigo, a word or phrase that represents a season. Here is another haiku to Hugh, and one to my baby.

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