A Poem by Mary Jo. Clare

This poem is a haiku about the sun.The use of the sun can symbolize something else in one's life that brings them happiness. Enjoy!

sun, you kiss my skin
and on the coldest of days, 
I still feel your warmth

sun, you fight the clouds 
as to restore the lost joy
defeating sadness 

sun, your radiance 
shines well on my bitter heart  
its light strengthens me 

© 2018 Mary Jo. Clare

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Mary Jo. Clare
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This is a beautiful haiku, firstly, well done! Many find the structure inherent of a well-written haiku to be an imposition on the expression of the poem...Clearly this is not the case, as you have illustrated wonderfully. This is a highly relatable poem, touching on the natural yearning for a "light" that cures a "bitter heart", defending joy we allow to become sadness. Yet at the very same time, it can also be very personal to a reader, who might agree with your words literally, (and also delight in sunshine) or take it deeper to ponder their own "sun". Of course more interpretations/observations could be made, but I'm curious what you originally intended for this poem. :-)

Posted 4 Years Ago

The Sun is a excellent symbol of joy. A very delightful poem that truly shines.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Mary Jo. Clare

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Cherrie! This is much appreciated!
Perfectly written, couldn't be more well expressed. As it is a haiku I loved it more.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Mary Jo. Clare

5 Years Ago

Thank you Najam, this means alot!
Najam Us Saher

5 Years Ago

You're most welcome.
Beautifully penned. It's said the cloud cover prevents the sun's rays from lighting our lives and robs us, as well, of the Vitamin D, so necessary for prevention of illness.

I enjoyed your poem. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Mary Jo. Clare

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much for this review!
Tamara Beryl Latham

5 Years Ago

You're welcome. :)

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Added on November 7, 2018
Last Updated on November 23, 2018
Tags: sun, radiance, joy, happiness, shining, symbolism, metaphor, haiku


Mary Jo. Clare
Mary Jo. Clare

Washington D.C, DC

I am someone who has turned to writing in the past years in order to express my real-life experiences and feelings. Please allow yourself to relate to my works! Leave comments, suggestions and .. more..


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