FUNERAL HAIKU

Denise Duhamel

FUNERAL HAIKU is a series of original haikus written by Denise Duhamel and visually interpreted by Vanessa Coleman. Duhamel is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Distinguished University Professor in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami and the author of many beloved books.

ICU HAIKU

Her stark collarbone

and shoulder joint, the blueish

valley underneath.

 

FUNERAL MASS HAIKU

Max wears sunglasses,

hiding tears, says the incense

smells like burnt hotdogs.

 

DAISIES HAIKU

The casket’s bouquets

are teardrop-shaped. At the grave

they look like two hearts.