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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monatheresalydon/