Barefoot

 
 
 


selling straw sandals
 
the beggar’s only daughter
 
barefoot in the snow

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15 comments on “Barefoot

  1. jhanagan2014 says:

    Powerful, Mark. The tension in this piece is beautiful and unbearable.

  2. Mish D Sky says:

    This haiku can’t leave reader indifferent.

  3. J says:

    Ouch — so sad, so painful — much like the Little Matchstick Girl.
    Have you ever heard Garrison Keillor perform it? Powerful stuff.

  4. A humane haiku, and important.

  5. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    Very powerful haiku…the image is intensified with the pain of frozen feet.

  6. Yes indeed.. This is an image directly picked from the Little Matchbox girl..

  7. judie says:

    Image stays with me. Powerful Haiku.

  8. Lea says:

    This evokes so many memories for me of Mexico and of hearing the Match Girl story as so many have said above… It is something I will revisit many times throughout the day today… Thank you Mark!

  9. Annie says:

    So poignant. Need so great that not even a straw sandal can be wasted to cover her poor wee feet.

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