Barefoot Dec19 by Mark M. Redfearn selling straw sandals the beggar’s only daughter barefoot in the snow Advertisements Related Post navigation ← Woodpecker Ululation → 15 comments on “Barefoot” jhanagan2014 says: December 19, 2014 at 5:50 am Powerful, Mark. The tension in this piece is beautiful and unbearable. Reply B i r g i t t a says: December 19, 2014 at 11:12 am A very strong haiku! Reply Mish D Sky says: December 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm This haiku can’t leave reader indifferent. Reply J says: December 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm Ouch — so sad, so painful — much like the Little Matchstick Girl. Have you ever heard Garrison Keillor perform it? Powerful stuff. Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: December 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm I don’t think I’ve ever heard Keillor perform the Little Matchstick Girl. More’s the pity! On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply J says: December 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm Feel free to delete this comment, okay? But I’d be remiss if I didn’t share it. It’s something everybody should listen to once in their life, imho. Among the best. http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Garrison+Keillor+The+Little+Match+Girl Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: December 20, 2014 at 12:58 am Oh, heavens, I never delete comments! As soon as I’m fully awake, I’m going to enjoy a little time with Garrison. Thanks, Jen! On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply J says: December 20, 2014 at 12:59 am You’re very welcome — enjoy 🙂 Dolores Fegan says: December 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm Very touching! Reply Hamish 'Managua' Gunn says: December 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm A humane haiku, and important. Reply Cheryl-Lynn says: December 20, 2014 at 12:39 am Very powerful haiku…the image is intensified with the pain of frozen feet. Reply Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says: December 20, 2014 at 4:15 am Yes indeed.. This is an image directly picked from the Little Matchbox girl.. Reply judie says: December 20, 2014 at 7:20 am Image stays with me. Powerful Haiku. Reply Lea says: December 20, 2014 at 7:52 am 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! Reply Annie says: December 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm So poignant. Need so great that not even a straw sandal can be wasted to cover her poor wee feet. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.