Raw Life

4th Ghost Writer for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
Belinda of Belinda Boughton

Prompt #443: Raw life

“Think of an emotionally charged situation that you witnessed or participated in. (e.g. birth, death, argument, sickness, new love, etc.) The power of these situations is to do with the cycles of life, birth, growing, dying, death, and regeneration what I call “raw life”. Take some time to re-encounter, reimagine, and relive tangible details of the happening: the surroundings, scents, sounds, sights, touches, or tastes. Take two “images” that seem integral to, or sum up, or suggest, the situation.”

Weary sunken eyes
Emaciated body
Awaiting spring


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014



Raw Life


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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7 Responses to Raw Life

  1. Powerless at end
    All control out of her hands
    Dying brings release


  2. It can be a bitter irony. A powerful haiku, Becca.


  3. Seasonal deficit disorder big time! these are very strong images, Becca


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