Posts Tagged ‘Senryu’

Nurse Haiku

keeping things
straight
her nurse’s cap

taking the flowers
out of the ward
leaving her scent

blue eyeshadow
downcast
how memory fades

 

Julian O’Dea

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Ten darker haiku

DARKER HAIKU

vodka hangover
lost on
the tundra

depression
filling in
the form

leukaemia
the life
he might have led

the silver trees
from
the hospital window

school reunion
he complains
about his wife

the youngest person
in the
rehabilitation ward

taking my young wife
to identify
the body

she said no
walking
uphill

the woman
always early
at the bottle shop

the people
dying
at my age

 

Julian O’Dea

the wind

the wind 

in the waves …

in her hair

(Julian O’Dea)

soft moss

soft moss …

the space between

her branches

 

(Julian O’Dea)

lipstick

lipstick …

dawn with 

red clouds

 

(Julian O’Dea)

Pink toenail polish

A haiku (strictly speaking, a senryu) I recently submitted to a journal:

that time
with your
painted toenails

“Audrey Rouget” paints her toenails in “Metropolitan” (1990) below. It is somehow in character that she is using pink while the more worldly girl is applying red toenail polish:

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touching you

touching you to

see the bruise …

my white camellia

 

(Julian O’Dea)