Haiku Archives: Chopin


The deep freeze has given way to dreary rain – the kind of weather that invariably puts me in the mood to listen to Chopin.

Chopin was prone to episodes of depression that were said to have been brought on by the rainy winters in Paris. He also suffered from violent and bloody coughing fits, likely caused by Tuberculosis or Cystic Fibrosis.

Even as his health was failing him, he continued to dream up some of the most brilliant and haunting music the world has ever known. Here’s a little tribute I wrote to him in the form of a haiku.


raindrops on sidewalks –

a waltz composed by Chopin

on blood-spattered keys




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