Haiku of the Heart – for Sali

This past Thursday, September 19, 2013, turned out to be an early Full Moon night. For some reason I ended up visiting Sali 3 times that day, twice to drop off things. The first time I stayed with her as she and the other residents were going to be entertained by a country music band. Their gentle songs from the fifties brought back memories when I first heard them as a child. It was very relaxing and healing for us as we listened together. When I returned later that night to read to her, she was already in bed. I leaned in and looked closely into her eyes. We both started laughing out loud, with great joy in our hearts. While sharing this experience with a friend at lunch today, the day of the Autumn Equinox, I spoke of experiencing an orgasm of the heart. She repeated that line, and said it was something special. I noticed it also had seven syllables and wrote it down. Later, when we all went out for a walk together, the rest of the haiku easily assembled itself. I shared it with her; it sounded powerful. She said it gave her goosebumps, from head to toe and back.

Haiku of the Heart
for Sali

♥ ♥ ♥

Such joy between us
An orgasm of the heart
Looking in your eyes

♥ ♥ ♥

© Ken Chawkin
Experienced Thursday, September 19, 2013, Full Moon Night
Written Sunday, September 22, 2013, Autumn Equinox
Fairfield, Iowa, USA

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One Response to “Haiku of the Heart – for Sali”

  1. Margot Says:

    How beautiful it is that you share such special moments in all innocence and love. I admire your huge capacity to love. What a wonder that is! What a great teaching it is to all of us, Ken.

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