Fragmented Heart – CD Special


Carpe Diem Special Challenge:
Compose an all new haiku in the same spirit as Shiba Sonome’s “longing for someone”

longing for someone
I sit by the gate and draw
eyebrows on a melon


fragmented heart
silhouetted in moonlight
haunting screech owl calls

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


Carpe Diem Special #113

Shiba Sonome
“Longing for Someone”

longing for someone
I sit by the gate and draw
eyebrows on a melon

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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8 Responses to Fragmented Heart – CD Special

  1. Bastet says:

    perfect … these owls have the most haunting cry … hearing them makes me shivver.


  2. Wendy says:

    The lonely heart beats
    In cadence with the one need
    Waiting on the song


  3. The call of an owl.. sounds like loneliness when it is at its deepest


    • becca givens says:

      In the 20+ yrs I have lived here — I have heard this type of owl one period over two evenings — it was the most eerie sound I’ve ever experienced … I was alone, my husband was somewhere — I froze initially because I didn’t know what it was. Turned all sounds off in the house — then figured it was in the front of our home. Took a flashlight — and finally discovered it deep within the branches of our 100+ yr oak. Heard it the next night. Have not heard it since. Don’t know why it is called a screech owl — but the sound is memorable and haunting.


  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Those heart fragments might be attractive to the hunting owl (although I hope not).

    Longing for Something


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