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Monday, September 26, 2011

In Memoriam, Svetlana Marisova

Haiku written for friend and fellow haiku poet Svetlana Marisova,
during her illness, and on her passing 7/9/2011

winter sun...
my thoughts again
turn to you

winter breeze...
your haiku song in
these wind chimes

                 winter's end...
                         the world through this
                         blackbird's song

Please do take the time to read some of Svetlana's haiku on her website here and as Featured Poet in Simply Haiku here.


  1. A nice tribute to Svetlana, Kirsten. I always detected a certain wistfulness/sadness in her writings, but I had no idea until she announced it on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, what she was up against. May she rest in peace.

  2. This is a wonderful tribute Kirsten. Really just perfect.

  3. Thank you, Jo.
    My small gift to a wonderful haiku poet.