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The Haiku Shack Podcast - "On the Wings of Oblivion"

"On the wings of oblivion / I remember flying high."

By Cendrine MarrouatPublished 3 months ago 2 min read

The Haiku Shack is dedicated to inspiration and poetry. Host Cendrine Marrouat reads her own poems and those from her favorite poets.

In today's episode, the focus is on an old poem of mine, titled "On the Wings of Oblivion." I recorded the piece in 2009.

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On the Wings of Oblivion - Cendrine Marrouat

On the wings of oblivion

I remember flying high.

Lethe welcomed me in

Her waving arms,

While Heaven caressed

My drowning soul.

What is Love but that inner part of us

That demands evolution?


On the wings of oblivion

I remember Death’s sweet smile.

She is, oh! So beloved of angels!

And I am no exception.

I wish Man would not fear Her so.

She sings delightful melodies

And shall cleanse the grief

Of the cross bearers in this world.


On the wings of oblivion,

My dear God was there.

And He absolved my faults.

And He kissed my ailing body.

And He made me new again.


Oh, Man! Miracles happen

On the wings of oblivion!

©2009 Cendrine Marrouat

That's it for today! Thank you for listening and reading!


Cendrine Marrouat is a writer, photographer, podcaster, blogger, anthology editor, and the co-founder of Auroras & Blossoms and A Warm Cup of Cozy. She has authored and co-authored more than 40 books, including The Train: A Short Story (2023), In Her Own Words: A Collection of Short Stories & Flashku (2022), After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran & Alphonse de Lamartine (2021), Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku (2020), Walks: A Collection of Haiku (2019-2020), and In the Silence of Words: A Three-Act Play (2018).

Cendrine's work has appeared in many publications. She is the creator of the Sixku, Flashku, Sepigram, and Reminigram; as well as the co-creator of the Kindku, Pareiku, Vardhaku, and Hemingku.

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About the Creator

Cendrine Marrouat

Writer & Author⎜Photographer⎜Artist⎜Co-founder of Auroras & Blossoms / A Warm Mug of Cozy⎜(Co-)creator of literary forms

"The Train: A Short Story" is out!

Website: https://creativeramblings.com

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    That was such an emotional poem! Brilliant job! I loved it!

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    A lovely poem, well read. Nicely done, Cendrine!

  • Jazzy 3 months ago

    I can't wait to listen to this episode!! B

  • S. A. Crawford3 months ago

    Gorgeous- it feels sad and hopeful at the same time- I love this

  • Teresa Renton3 months ago

    Oh wow! The more you read this the more you see. So many facets to this poem. I stopped breathing for a moment 😍

  • Love, the inner part of us that demands evolution…. 👌✨ Beautiful 🕊️

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