over the roaring
of ten thousand cicadas
young widow’s keening


8 comments on “Keening

  1. She must be really loud. The cicadas can make quite a racket. Great sensory imagery.

  2. Archana Kapoor says:


  3. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    Indeed that must be a piercing sound!

  4. A deep heartbreaking classic !

  5. Keening is a new word for me and I really like the effect it creates

  6. Paloma says:

    Ooof….. this is powerful

  7. Ramesh Sood says:

    Indeed, the word “Young” say it all… I will repeat Milan’s words.. A deep heartbreaking classic !

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