A Migraine Haiku

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Once again, I woke with a migraine.  As I lay “suffering” (add strings here), I got poems forming in my head.  I don’t know if it’s creative genius, Motrin-induced stupor, or just crazy; but at any rate. this is my morning haiku for yu. 🙂

Winter’s sun–slant and

glistening off memory

of new hope-filled days.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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28 Responses to A Migraine Haiku

  1. susansplace says:

    I love it. It’s beautiful. And never, when suffering with a migraine, have I felt poetic!!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful image and words … I suffer migraine too and never feel a creative impulse during or on the migraine hangover day.

  3. dorannrule says:

    I do not wish other migraines on you,but this one unleashed something special.

  4. I wonder about some of the imagery. ” slanting” sounds migrainy, as if it’s hard to focus normally. The “glistening” image could be irritating to watch when you’re struck with a migraine. Am I reading the wrong meaning into this haiku? It’s almost as if the migraine wrote it.

    • I have to give the migraine credit where credit is due. 🙂 Actually, the image came first, remembering this picture I took in the Rocky foothills at Christmas. The poem came out of the image.

  5. tootlepedal says:

    I like the poem but I appreciate that the migraine is probably not worth it it just for that. Bad luck.

  6. Katie says:

    Wow. That from a migraine? All I can think of in the midst of a migraine is, well, I shouldn’t repeat it here. Very nice Haiku!

  7. Maggie Brown says:

    Sorry you suffer from those migraines….I’ve rarely had a headache of any kind. Like your photo and haiki poem. I used to have a pc game I loved to play about haiki….but the mac refuses to have anything to do with it.

  8. Judy says:

    On the television last night they were talking about migraines. I suffer from them too so I can sympathise with you. The scientists were saying that they are getting very good results from people taking Vitamin B and Folic Acid. They didn’t mention the dosage as it’s not on the market yet. I already take Vitamin B but thought I might give the Folic Acid a try as well. Hope this helps you.cheers Judy 🙂
    love the Haiku

  9. Mona says:

    I empathize. Beautiful image and poem.

  10. You certainly picked a great picture to go with the mood; that tree branch looks like it has a headache, too. 🙂

  11. Lindy Lee says:

    Sometimes pain rouses the muse poetically…

  12. Maxima says:

    Beautiful post thank you for share it for us

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