Pausal Haiku



Take this away from

me, this poem has turned

into a long tome.


The words keep coming.

Rhyme without any reason

makes stanzas to spare.


One image to the

next blends a good tale now lost

in thoughts and black ink.


Ghostly scribbles the

hand in plagued words of penance.

Cursed longevity.


Cease now you weary

hand and drop the quill to sleep.

Your dreams exhausted.


Take this away from

me and let rest the torment

of withered soul.




21 Responses to “Pausal Haiku”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    Poignant and powerful, and beautiful, as always! ❤

  2. beth says:

    i love haiku and you have created a lovely poem in this form. and clearly had so much to say with so little )

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I had been working on a poem that seem to go on forever and I needed a break. So I took a pause to write this and clear my head. Thanks for reading and your kind words, Beth!

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Very cleaver set of Haiku Brad. I know the feeling about writing and writing on a poem which begs not to end. Nicely done. Love 💕 from NC Jonikins

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Wow Brad! This one is one of my faves! Great work, strong rhythm, felt the drums and the bagpipes behind each verse! Loved it!

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I agree; haikus are a nice break for me as well. Look forward to reading the poem you’ve been working on.

  6. Kaylen says:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog. I hope you’ll participate in it. 💗💗

  7. Good afternoon Brad. So, I see my Prince of Poetry is versing beautifully.
    “Take this away from
    me and let rest the torment
    of withered soul.”
    Tell me why would anybody do that? As an artist you should be tormented.
    Well, tormented or not your writing is fantastic my dear friend.
    Have a marvelous weekend.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am forever tormented by your beauty and the magic of your words, is that not enough my Poetess? Thank you as always for your kind words and constant support, Gabriela! I hope you are safe, well, and enjoying your weekend also. Always, much love! ❤🌹

  8. Oh wow.
    It’s interesting how I just read Murderous Poetess which talked about seeing one’s own reflection in another’s poetry and here I am seeing my reflection in this gorgeous piece Pausal Haiku you’ve written.

    First off, I love the haiku style poetic feeling this piece gives. You’ve managed to put so much emotion using so little words, it’s incredible.
    Here’s some of my favourite lines :
    “Ghostly scribbles the
    hand in plagued words of penance.”
    “Take this away from
    me and let rest the torment
    of withered soul.”

    Often rhymes and words come to me. Sometimes they don’t nake sense, yet they just keep coming and I keep writing. This captures the essence of that so perfectly-
    When one can’t cease to write.

    Beautiful work Brad! 💜

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Megha! You so get me. That is exactly what I was trying to portray. Thank you so very much for your lovely words and continued support. Sending you tons of love…❤💕❣😘

  9. It is amazing how with calculated words, you can define the geometry of infinite feelings, blows my mind, that’s why probably few blunt words have aways had greater impact. Great work Brad 😊

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