National Poetry Month Contest: Day 20 – Home

Today’s theme is “Home.”

I’m reposting a haiku I wrote for The Red Kimono. This haiku encapsulates Sachi’s feelings as she leaves her home for the last time before being relocated to an internment camp during World War II. I wrote it based on my own memories of leaving my house in Tulsa when I moved to Fayetteville in 2003.

I lived in this house for twenty years. It was the house where I raised my children. It was a part of me. I remember packing to move and finding an infant diaper tucked deep inside my linen closet. I remember feeling like my heart was breaking as I walked through the echoing rooms for the last time.

The theme for tomorrow is “letters.” What will you write?

To enter for a chance to win a copy of my book, Life: Haiku by Haiku, leave a comment with your original haiku (must use the Theme of the Day). Each haiku will qualify for one entry, so enter as many times as you’d like! (NOTE: Shipping address of winners must be within the United States.)

Click HERE for details on my haiku celebration of National Poetry Month!

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5 Responses to National Poetry Month Contest: Day 20 – Home

  1. Pingback: Celebrate National Poetry Month | Life: Haiku by Haiku

  2. Steve says:

    home is where I hurt
    so to heal, I left and found
    home is where I’m loved

  3. Homeward comfort come
    Potroast simmering all day
    Just like yesterday.

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