Easter Sunday

 

EASTER SUNDAY – haiku

(From the perspective of countless hens, sheep, cows, pigs and other animals that got slaughtered to celebrate the Prophet of Love’s rising ….

Yo! Jesus dude
now that you have arisen
show us the trick too

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Watchmen

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Watcher – haiku

a coiled tense spring
the cat watches its victim
eat its last meal

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Watchman – haiku

you watch over me
like a lighthouse, always there
forever shining

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Watchkeeper – tanka

third watch of the night
the clock stops still in mid gong
Death has come calling

“your time is up” gaily says
that relentless watch keeper

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For dVerse Poets prompt What does the watchman see?

Canvas of Failure – haiku

Over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads the challenge is to do ekphrastic poetry. Ekphrasis comes from Greek and means to use a description of art (the poem) as a rhetorical or imaginative description. With just a single piece of art, the challenge is to find a poem that does not just describe the painting, but how it speaks to me, what stories I find in it.

 

Artist in his Studio by Rembrandt

Tongue-in-cheek haiku

Ugh! Did I paint that?
What was I thinking? Oh hell!
There goes my contract.

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Plain old haiku

Decay seeped from walls
deep into his heart spaces
A desert canvas

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