Aging Musically (Haiku)

Nursing nostalgia,
the tribute bands play covers —
relive what wasn’t.


The injured cellist,
forced to bow out of concerts,
retires her bow.


The big bands play swing —
old couples dance joyously,
then reclaim their canes.


Three childhood friendships —
treasured, instrumental —
piano, oboe, flute.


(The first haiku was inspired by Writer’s Island’s tribute theme. The fourth haiku was inspired by Monday Memories’ friendship theme.)

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9 Responses to “Aging Musically (Haiku)”

  1. Mad Kane,
    Wonderful words, with which I could see the images before me.
    I liked the sentiments associated with the title, ‘Aging Musically’!


  2. Gloria says:

    I especially love the third one, “….then reclaim their canes.” Love it!

  3. JTS says:

    I love the way you tied these all together with the theme! The haiku of childhood instrumental friendship brought back fond memories of my daughter toting a cello back and forth on the school bus to participate in the school orchestra.

  4. Linda may says:

    You made me smile. I enjoyed your Haikus

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind words!

  6. Very nice haiku. I particularly appreciate your clever use of homonyms in haiku 2.

  7. Nimue says:

    Loved the old couple haiku !

  8. Hi Kane, that was beautifully written…

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for my haiku!