Mom’s Haiku

Death spoke softly
Brushing her cheek
With a white feather.
Mother said
Yes.

Tears flow.
The river carries leaves
Touched by
Lengthening shadows.

A bright quarter moon
Rises over palm trees.
My mother’s smile
Lives.

I was very fortunate to be fully present for my mom as she was making her transition into death in March, 2008. After she died, these haiku came to me. Mom continues to be present with me.
–Shelia Klein, Flower of True Emptiness
The Mindfulness Bell, Winter/Spring 2010, Issue 53

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