Madonna – haiku by Moná Ó Loideáin Rochelle

MADONNA haiku 

Vergine madre, figlia del tuo figlio.  Dante

Mother of cracked stone.
Infant in robed arms. Haloes
gold wreathed with rosebuds.

A child’s feet bare, his
taupe hand on her silent heart.
Jesus and Mary.

Pondering again.
Thy will be done, my child whom
I love forever.

Open wide eyes of
sorrow. O, mother mourner,
I no longer know.

Moná Ó Loideáin Rochelle’s poetry can be found or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Spiritus, Notre Dame Review, Southword, and Wales Haiku Journal. She volunteers for Médecins Sans Frontières. Visit:

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