Gardenia on Her Pillow

A night full of bliss
Gardenia and tears mix
Her love walks away


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” , 2011


“Love and its not being there”


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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30 Responses to Gardenia on Her Pillow

  1. bendedspoon says:

    you wake up my senses. lovely haiku 🙂


  2. cinnamon blues says:

    Amazing piece!


  3. truthspokeinwhispers says:

    This touches me absolutely to the depths of who I am. It is beautiful.


  4. Sharmishtha says:

    a gorgeous poem that touched the deepest part of heart.

    thanks for your loving wishes on my birthday.

    lots of love.


  5. This is beautiful, so sad


  6. Oh, those sad “Good-byes” … the image is perfect … and the haiku …. beyond beautiful.
    Gardenia so fragrant and sweet – tears so salty and woeful ….!!!!
    Very nice, becca,
    Izzy xoxoxox


  7. SandyCarlson says:

    They do that. Walking away seems so easy to some. The trick seems to be to expecting nothing or less.


    • becca givens says:

      Ahhh, Sandy, as sad and heartbreaking as it is … I believe … it IS better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all!! I really do!!

      Thank you for stopping by!


  8. Jingle says:

    awesome, love the imagery,
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Jess P says:

    The lines and the picture go very well together.
    Good use of a few words for a strong feeling


  10. Pat Cegan says:

    Simply perfect. sad, true too often! hugs, pat


  11. booguloo says:

    I like it. Thanks for sharing.


  12. It’s amazing to see so much said in so few words. Excellent!


  13. Kay Salady says:

    My daughter would like this haiku . . . I love it! Thanks for sharing it, Becca.


  14. earlybird says:

    Sad. Evocative.


  15. Renee Espriu says:

    Beautiful image and words to go with! Gardenias are one of those amazing flowers with a scent you never forget.


  16. tigerbrite says:

    Beautiful Haiku, right on prompt. Well done.


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  18. Magnficent. No other words to say, absolute perfection. where do you get those lovely images to match?


  19. Catie Eliza says:

    Made me want to cry… xx


  20. Seabell says:

    Short and beautiful haiku, Becca! Empty beds in the mornings…


  21. Ina says:

    Lovely! The first time I read it as if love walked away, the second time as if the lover walked away, both working very well!


  22. dani says:

    rejection always hurts, but it can be more intense if unexpected. one minute everything seems fine and the next….
    a very poignant haiku, Becca ~ i especially love:

    “Gardenia and tears mix”

    a perfect response to the prompt! i love your poetry! ♥


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