HIROSHIMA ALL OVER AGAIN

 

I kept wanting to

write haiku like Basho did

though I just couldn’t

 

and it really got

sad after quite awhile

that I wouldn’t quit

 

so my persistence

has its annoying side or

so I have been told

 

embracing nature

and seeking satori burst

of inspiration

 

to write haiku

early in the morning or

even late at night

 

all else just fell off

by the wayside into an

imagined abysss

 

and my purity

was tainted by raw malaise

creeping in my soul

 

such that I could just

pretend to be the poet

with the haiku pose

 

that didn’t even

fool a single idiot

stuck in here with me

 

the readers found out

what a sham I really am

and they weren’t happy

 

but alas my fate

it doth seem quite bittersweet

I think I’m better

 

that I shouldn’t need

to justify my action

in spite of others

 

 

 

 

 

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Starward's picture

Line 29, "a sham?"  You ain't

Line 29, "a sham?"  You ain't no sham, my friend, not at all!  These are very good Senryu.


Starward

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Enjoyed Bigtimr

Healing hais - S