Haiku 05152018

This is posted on Real Toads Tuesday Platform in honor and memory of my friend Peggie who died three years ago today due to complications from COPD. She was a true onnebugeisha. She rescued greyhounds, people (including me), she loved her country, and she loved to laugh.  She never called a “turd a rose” …thank you Fireblossom for this wonderful quote.

summer night is long –
dew falls but fades at morning –
grasses remember

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thotpurge
    May 15, 2018 @ 23:21:21

    sorry for your loss… the grass does remember the dew fondly…


  2. andysmerdon
    May 16, 2018 @ 04:47:41

    🙏 beautiful homage 😊


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 16, 2018 @ 07:48:29

    Oh I do remember this one… so sorry.


  4. coalblack
    May 16, 2018 @ 08:25:09

    To be remembered this way is both testament and grace. Testament to the richness of their soul, and a grace bestowed in the remembering itself.

    I’m glad you liked my crass but descriptive little phrase. I’m here all week. Try the meatloaf!


    • kanzensakura
      May 16, 2018 @ 17:31:13

      Lol…about a month before she died, she called me at 2:00 am (knowing I would be awake) and asked me how to make meatloaf. She served it to friends and to get greyhound. It is a good memory. We often called each other and talked until our phone batteries were about dead!


  5. annell4
    May 16, 2018 @ 09:39:37

    It is so hard to lose a friend, but it is said, they are here as long as we can remember, and you have remembered Peggy with your beautiful words. Thank you for your memories.


  6. Jim
    May 16, 2018 @ 10:56:39

    So sad, Toni. We miss them badly at times but our memories have to suffice now. I know the rescue part, been there a few times as the wanderer, and the deaths or separations leave us with only those memories and lessons learned. Far superior to the grass, a dullard.


  7. Sherry Marr
    May 16, 2018 @ 13:37:50

    I love that the grasses remember. Your friend sounds like a beautiful soul, Toni.


  8. willow88switches
    May 16, 2018 @ 14:50:35

    I’m sorry you lost a treasured friend, clearly too early. But your haiku is a fine testament and graceful honour and memory in itself. I’m sure she is smiling in your heart.


  9. Charmed Chaos
    May 16, 2018 @ 16:43:41

    Such a beautiful tribute to your friend Toni.


  10. mhmp77
    May 16, 2018 @ 19:19:50


    Summer nights and wonderful friends are long remembered unlike dew that fades fast. Great thoughts Toni!



  11. Brendan
    May 17, 2018 @ 08:01:02

    Bittersweet, as beloved memories of the lost breeze through us.


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