Riell Books

Anniversary Haiku

This collection of haiku celebrates 25 years of marriage, with one haiku representing each year. Although these haiku are not limited to being about the big events such as weddings, anniversaries or birthdays, they capture significant moments in the daily events of his wedded life with his wife, Jeanne, and two children, Brendan and Brigid.

loaf of bread
and red wine on the altar—
the new touch of your hand

our daughter at college—
her quiet phone voice
almost hiding the tears

after work you nap
on the sofa, breeze softly
blowing your hair

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