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Motherhood: Haiku

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A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images, now a days referred to as #micropoetry. But, my Haiku is a new adaptation of the traditional one as I have portrayed the complex human emotions instead of the beauty of nature.

broken motherhood

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Thee scratcheth my soul

Pulled the umbilical cord

And motherhood broke

 Sangeeta Mishra 


    Beautiful lines…loved it 🙂

    • Thank you so much dear Deeshani. Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  • Leena Walawalkar

    Short and sweet they say! Beautifully penned..

    • Thank you so much Leena. Glad that you liked it. Welcome to TSS. 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Beautiful, profound and thought-provoking 🙂

    • Thank you so much dear Purba. Glad that you liked it. Feels great when comes from you. 🙂

  • Chaitali Bhattacharjee

    Hmmmm tearing the unbroken bond…good one

    • Thank you so much. Glad you liked it Chaitali. Welcome to TSS. 🙂

  • Meera



    bahut sundar haiku.

    • Thank you so much Mr. Rajeev. Glad you liked it. Welcome to TSS. 🙂

  • Loved it.. Had seen this one I fb as well and commented 😊

  • Motherhood was broken – a mother was born 🙂

    • Indeed Somali. A mother was born and the journey of emotional breakages continues. 🙂

  • Matheikal

    Beautiful. Poignant and deeply meaningful.

    • Thank you so much. It’s really great being read and appreciated by you. 🙂

  • That is physical separation otherwise motherhood continues. 🙂

    • Truly said Indrani. But it’s suggestive of emotional separation from parents being hurt by children, still motherhood continues. 🙂

  • Entire meaning of Motherhood is depicted in this Haiku Maitreni 🙂 Beautifully penned with an emotional touch.

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