Rowen Winter

Image shows a dead tree in the middle of a body of water. In the background are hills with trees and snow.
Photo by Yunus Eren Tekneci on

*This is a chain verse using a string of Haikus

Rowen Winter

ode to our Mother
Earth in this winter season
unable to cry

crime of our passion
shunning the awe of nature
urn holds the ashes

she’s grieving the loss
ostracized to mourn alone
owns no blame herself

selfish disregard
guarding our own interest
estranged from nature

urn holds the ash of
overharvested flora
rubbish unneeded

dead by our own hand
hand over fist our rowen
Winter’s upon us

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to David’s W3 Prompt #30: Wea’ve Written Weekly at The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so pleae visit his page to read other responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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