Gone But Not Forgotten – A Haibun

It was not until this morning that I realized I had completely forgotten to post my Daily Haiku yesterday on August 10th.  My mind has been full with other things lately and it just slipped my mind. It has only happened twice in over three years.

As it happened it would have been my late mother’s birthday and I did think about her throughout the day.  Didn’t remember the Haiku, but remembered her fondly.  So here is a Senryu in remembrance of her and others we have all lost along the way.

I have chosen a Swan as the image.  It was her favorite bird.

Gone so long ago
It was your birthday yesterday
I did not forget


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  12 comments for “Gone But Not Forgotten – A Haibun

  1. August 12, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Hugs, dear.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2021 at 7:53 am

      Thanks Punam. It’s been a long time but you never forget ❤️

      • August 12, 2021 at 7:55 am

        You are welcome, Christine. Indeed, one doesn’t. ❤️

  2. August 11, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    We don’t forget, and the pain lessens with time leaving good memories instead

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2021 at 7:54 am

      Yes, that is so true. Thank you Sadje ☺️💕🌺

      • August 12, 2021 at 8:09 am

        You’re welcome ☺️

  3. August 11, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Such a human thing to do. Hugs Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Thanks VJ. She was lost to us a long time ago now. On the 10th this year, her birthday, it was as if she were present. 🌺❤️

      • August 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

        Maybe she was. My Dad died in 2005, but I still feel him from time to time.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 12, 2021 at 9:08 am

        I think they come when you need them ☺️

      • August 12, 2021 at 9:14 am

        Just after I hit send, I heard my sister’s voice say: “Don’t forget me!” lol. She died half a lifetime ago.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 13, 2021 at 3:06 pm

        How amazing! It is very comforting ☺️

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