Thursday, May 1, 2008

Haiku for a Dead Orphan









Haiku for a Dead Orphan

Diamond

Cold wind gray sky mourn
A diamond in the rough
Earth was not worthy


Tear

Rain falls but no tear
A father weeps from afar
Yet brother does not


Seed

Earth receives a seed
Of rose amidst the nettle
Perfume for heaven


Promise

Futility mocks
The eye of faith strains to see
A promise fulfilled


Love

Love veils her face here
Herald of the one cries out
Unknown love made known


For Sergei Adveev
Sobinka, Russia
Rest in peace, brother
April 29, 2008

© Alan Pretre

2 comments:

A&A Maynor said...

Thank you for your heart for orphans.

Andrew
aandamaynor.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your words! It means a lot to us that you care. Nadezhda Fund staff, Vladimir, Russia (CHC)