The Fall

Last leaves fall to ground

(Blanket for wintry graves),

The worm never starves.

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth


4 thoughts on “The Fall

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for writing. “Fall,”as a haiku, stands alone as a statement about death. Of course the leaves cover lifeless bodies and eventually become fodder for the worm of death, just as our bodies do when they are buried.

    The use of Shakespeare as an epilogue (misnomer) to this haiku takes you on a monumental journey far beyond the scope of the haiku, which is more like a flea clutching for dear life on the hind end of a large, beautiful dog.

    Nevertheless, you have inspired my next project! You get bacon and eggs! I get inspiration!.

    Thank you kindly,
    (Blessings & shalom),



  2. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!


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