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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