Grateful Dead Haiku

Disconnected phrases that refer to the tenderness of making love
Conceiving a child, starting a family, bringing new hope into the world
Love is a true reward, but humans are fragile and prone to making mistakes
Without the hidden risks and hardships in life, things would not be as good
Fleeting moments shared make everlasting memories
An all encompassing glance at what really matters
The guiding light will help you make it through
Find your path, chase the gold ring, and be yourself

Your rain falls like crazy fingers
Peals of fragile thunder keeping time
Recall the days that still are to come some sing blue.
Hang your heart on laughing willow stray
Down to the water, deep sea of love
Beneath the sweet calm face of the sea swift undertow.

Life may be sweeter for this, I don’t know,
See how it feels in the end.
May lady lullaby sing plainly for you soft, strong, sweet and true.
Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow tapping at the window, touch your hair
So swift and bright strange figures of light float in air.

Who can stop what must arrive now? something new is waiting to be born
Dark as the night you’re still by my side shine inside.
Gone are the days we stopped to decide where we should go, we just ride.
Gone are the broken eyes we saw through in dreams gone, both dream and lie.

Life may be sweeter for this, I don’t know,
Feels like it might be all right,
While lady lullaby sings plainly through you love still rings true.
Never could reach it, just slips away but I try.

Written for Paula’s Thursday Inspiration 14 where this week’s theme is fragile.

5 thoughts on “Grateful Dead Haiku

  1. GD song #3 listened all of the way through — and my new favorite. This line did it for me:
    “Cloud hands reaching from a rainbow tapping at the window, touch your hair.”

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      1. I read that Robert Hunter the Grateful Dead lyricist scribbled out these words on a piece of paper and Garcia said, “Your Haiku would make a nice song.” It is actually difficult to tell the meaning of most Grateful Dead songs.

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