"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry



Yesterday. The sound of the slamming door still resonates in his ears, again and again. He feels so very empty,even though Fang is there, warm, by his side. Good old buddy that never left him alone, from his college years always by his side. Fang loves him, only Fang loves him, Fang who never left him. Not even when she could not stand the poor dog and sent him out of the house every night. She never liked Fang, but Fang was right, he could not stand her, he is the only one that saw her real face.
Now all is history, separation is a fact, yesterday is gone. She left, slamming the door and taking all his joy and dreams. Here he is, broken, left with the memory of her beautiful face laughing while he held her, when they were happy, when they believed it will last forever…
He misses her kiss, her presence, he still feels her presence floating in the air around him like a perfume… His dying soul is melting , liquid like the tears streaming on his eyes. Fang licks his wet cheeks and sits still by his side as he contemplates the dawn and all the emptiness in it…

…the light from the sky
falling like a gray paint over
his eyes and his soul…


220 words

memyselfandela, 2013

This is my entry for The Līgo Haībun Challenge


22 responses

  1. I like the deep companionship with the dog, and I like the grey paint! It sounds like by leaving she gave him back the joy of his loyal friend!

    February 9, 2013 at 04:04

    • Thank you so much Anne. 🙂 Yes, an end means a begining as well… 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 02:30

  2. I love the way the poem was written, it shows some wonderful compassion! Wonderfully written!

    February 9, 2013 at 07:25

  3. That haiku, with the grey paint…very nice touch and strong feeling..the writing, andimage go so well together, and it was quite a unique angle, the companionship with Fang. Beautiful words about emotional moments. It was a very clever touch to ‘see’ this from a male perspective, or his perspective. It worked well – not many are able to do that. Thank you to much for the entry!

    February 9, 2013 at 07:45

    • Thank you, your comment is an honour for me.
      It was just a thought, just an image in my mind.
      Thank you very much for inviting me.

      February 11, 2013 at 02:18

  4. Reblogged this on More Tea.

    February 9, 2013 at 07:46

  5. kz

    it’s great how well this story and image go so well together… i liked reading about the bind between a man and his dog.. and that part “he was the only one who saw her real face”.
    gray paint over
    his eyes – that’s a fantastic line ^^

    February 9, 2013 at 08:24

    • kz

      i meant bond* ^^

      February 9, 2013 at 08:24

    • Thank you KZ. You honour me.

      February 11, 2013 at 02:17

  6. walter

    I felt such an overwhelming sadness as I read. Knowing the experience of love and lost. Love being in the smallest of gestures, moments and memories. I fear it, knowing it intimately.
    May I suggest listening to the cd Departure Songs by the band Hammock.

    February 9, 2013 at 09:09

    • Thank you so much my friend. Yes, I will listen.

      February 11, 2013 at 02:17

  7. your words simply melt my heart. a wonderful piece with the imagery, the animal connection to the human soul and heartaches in relationships. ❤

    February 13, 2013 at 02:26

    • Thank you so much, Sunshine 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 21:01

      • you’re welcome 🙂

        February 16, 2013 at 21:31

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  9. high five and raspberries

    wonderful piece. ..I read some of your other things too..you are very talented..congratulations on you “earning” the circle logo!

    February 16, 2013 at 17:47

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, you honour me dear friend.
      I am just a beginner in writing, I hope I can write more in time. It’s always a pleasure to join the challenges, they help me focus and think and imagine better. 🙂
      Have a great weekend.

      February 16, 2013 at 21:03

  10. ladynimue

    oh boy ! this was so perfect .. so touching … love the image ..

    February 20, 2013 at 12:57

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