Haiku Heights: Sugar

she sings of losing,
that blues queen who dusts her heart
with smoked sugar sad

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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30 Responses to Haiku Heights: Sugar

  1. minimal yet effective – most engaging 🙂

  2. deanabo says:

    This is beautiful..

  3. smoked sugar? is this what I am thinking?

    • I don’t think so…I am a bit of a cook, and I was thinking smoked raw sugar would be a good image for something. If it suggests to you something else, then I would love to hear it.

  4. Alice Keys says:

    Wild and lovely. “dusts her heart with smoked sugar sad”. This is a powerful image to me that comes through from the inside of my chest. Very much like a New Orleans jazz club singer I remember.

  5. Green Speck says:

    This is beautiful …

  6. Claudia says:

    Nice! I like the “sugar sad” line. 🙂

  7. claudia says:

    blues queen and smoked sugar..ha….i love it

  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    That last line is just scrumptious!

    Sugar Me a Haiku!

  9. Emotively rich and brushed with sensual tensions! Lovely!

  10. WabiSabi says:

    What I hear is the rich, yet smoky sweet voices of the best blues singers! Love it!

  11. cheryl says:

    mmmmm, very vivid Susan, I can hear her sing.

  12. Susan says:

    uh huh. singing makes the sadness much easier to swallow You have captured the spoonful of sugar reaally well.

  13. nelle says:

    I’m hearing a Macy Gray sort of voice…

  14. Rallentanda says:

    Just gorgeous…so good!

  15. Beautifully written, Susan. ‘with smoked sugar sad’ Powerful line

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