Book Announcement!

I PUBLISHED A BOOK!!!!  Yes, I’m shouting.  I’m excited.  🥳

My book of short form poetry, titled It All Started With a Haiku, is now available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback!

The book includes all poems previously published on this site, conveniently collected into one place for easy reading.

If you’re interested in reading it, and supporting me in this sharing of my heart, please visit Amazon and search for It All Started With a Haiku to buy it.

(Feeling) Grief

Grief is pain.
Alternating waves of
raw, naked heart strings and
numb shock, eyes
glazed under a
sea of tears.

Every nerve ending
screams,
denying the loss.
Denying.
Denying.
Denying.

With clenched fists,
Grief repeats its own
mantra – No, no, no, it
can’t be true – skipping on the
jagged edge of anguish.

Feeling grief, it’s absorbed into the
bones, the flesh, the
heart, the soul.
Grief never really leaves.
It becomes a part of the
one left behind, building a
new synapse connection in the
mind, always present until

Until the one left
behind is the one
being grieved.

© Hilary Clark ~ February 26, 2020

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Dynamic

Dynamite!
Big, bold, bright!
Playing big,
Don’t ya dig?

Moving to a strong drum beat,
Shuffle, shuffle, stomp your feet.
Projecting huge,
Influence, a deluge.

Feeling dynamic in this life
Doesn’t mean there is no strife.
But living large
Creates an electric charge.

Make an impact.
Remove all lack.
Bring in change
To increase your range.

Dynamite!
Big, bold, bright!
Playing big,
Don’t ya dig?

 

© Hilary Clark ~ 12/19/19

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.