The Daily Haiku

A world of five - seven - five. At one time daily, now kind of sporadic.

April 8, 2009

Current theme: L is for (The River) Lethe (of Greek Mythology)

For ABC Wednesday

Along the lone banks
The cloudy river runs cold
Why do I sit here?

The sky hazy gray
No wind, no sound, no voices
Only the river's flow

Lethe commands the mind
A trial before returning
Cleanse the memories

But the past is mine!
Why can I not remember?
Knowledge of my life?

I would rather drink
From the holiest river
Known as Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne awakens
All of the past memories
Maybe omniscience?


Blogger Los said...

It's the hand of fate ...
It picks me up, knocks me down.
It's enslaving me.

10:40 AM, April 08, 2009  
Blogger Sherrie said...

Wonderful "L" poem! Very pretty! Have a great day!!


10:56 AM, April 08, 2009  
Blogger Sylvia K said...

Beautiful poem! Perfect for the "L" day! Hope the remainder of your week is great!

12:43 PM, April 08, 2009  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Perfect for this 'L' day! Nicely worded, lingering thoughts.

3:06 PM, April 08, 2009  
Blogger Jay said...

Ah, Lethe ... very seductive subject.

'Why can I not remember?'

Why indeed!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

4:17 PM, April 08, 2009  

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