Ce coeur va récupérer

Words in vented gasps 

swept up, tangle in plumes of

grey amber, a pause…

“Dame monumentale”

A b l a z e, this clouded nightmare

burns, as mourning comes,

and history weeps.

Transfixed gaze cannot voice grief,

but…this Heart will rise.

Strength of will readies,

a Faith beyond seeing, stirs

Spirit, whole, to heal.

Paula Antonello, Haiku. Copyright: Monday, April 15, 2019.

Images: Top: Julien De Rosa, Bottom: Damien B. Donnelly