For Hannah

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no sunlight shining
on Hannah’s simple gravestone
still – an iris blooms

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2013 Copyright Wabi Sabi

For Haiku Heights ‘stone’

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    • Hannah was buried in an ‘African-American’ graveyard in South Carolina in 1850. Her tombstone had no other information on it. I wrote the poem for all the nameless women who were enslaved in the US prior to 1865.

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    • I know nothing at all of Hannah except that she is buried in an ‘African-American’ graveyard on a plantation in South Carolina with a headstone that has only the name Hannah and the date 1850. The tiny graveyard was hidden in deep shade and a single iris was blooming nearby. I wrote the poem as a tribute to all the nameless women who were enslaved in our country before 1865. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem.

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