No Daughter’s Embrace – a haiku sequence

I’m getting close to the end of my haiku project, with only one month of haikus left to go until I finish. That means that there might not be another longer sequence of this kind. I think I’ve done about eight of them over the course of the year.  This one, which is about the end of Leland Palmer, was not intended to be a long one. It just sort of grew into one as I kept feeling the need to add bits. Anyway, I hope you like it. I haven’t tackled this scene before; its some of the great Ray Wise’s best work, so I hope I’ve done it justice.

The players are set

Secret known only to two

Tragedy awaits


It is among them

Hiding in a warm body

But the game is up


Cast into a cell

The spirit’s rage is unbound

Done with it’s vessel


Smoke drifts upwards now

From Tremayne’s lit cigarette

Tickles the sensors


Brings the water

Conduit through which it flees

The thing that ruled him


Leaving a darkness

A dam burst of memories

Flooding inwards now


Memories of fear

A daughter’s terror of him

From which he can’t hide


It’s all he can take

So he rushes to his end

But the lodge awaits


No daughter’s embrace

No forgiveness or closure

Just the waiting room

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And, if you want to see more of my Twin Peaks poetry, you can click the links below.

The Pulaski Girl – a haiku sequence

Lady of the Blue Rose – a poem

Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence

Mike’s Story – a haiku sequence

Are you still seeing this…? Some limericks

Shelly’s Tale – a poem

Life’s Intersection – a poem

A Ditty for Donna

The Story of BOB – a sonnet

Palindrome for Dark Woods – a poem

The Battle of the Bob Bubble – a poem

Cinquains for Lucy, Audrey, Candie and others

The Lodge Palindrome – a poem

Two Coopers – Two Sonnets

A Sonnet for Laura Palmer

Cheers,

Richard

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