Eufemia Griffo’s Snow   Leave a comment

I’m touched to read Nicholas David Klacsanzky’s comment on his internazional blog “Haiku commentary”.
Nicholas described with his deep words all the drama of the Alzheimer’s, that my family and I, we lived years ago, during my mother’s illness. His words have touched my heart and I am deeply grateful him.

Haiku Commentary

alzheimer’s
white white white
snow falls

(Otata 16, April 2017)

© Eufemia Griffo (Italy)

The poet noted that this haiku was written in memory of her mother. My first reaction was the feeling that nature connects intricately with human existence— and in this haiku, with the poet’s mother’s passing. A supernatural sense of nature should not be given up, as it is a part of our childhood wisdom. As we become adults, it is easy to forget the magic of nature and how we are connected to it on a spiritual level.

The snow’s whiteness, like the blankness of Alzheimer’s, connects mother and nature. Happenings in nature might seem like fate, or might seem coincidental. In reality, nature is presenting connections between us and itself each moment—we only need to witness nature with a clear mind to be able to see it. 

The repetition of white reaffirms this connection and also…

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Pubblicato 3 maggio 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Senza categoria

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