I wrote these haiku as part of my recent visit to the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill, PA. I used book titles chosen at random from the shelves and went on from there.
Look here if you want more details on my visit to this library.
A star in the sky
In the hour I first believe
You are one of them
I start a rumor
Last of the second chances
Bad debts must be paid
Don’t blink. The poison
does what it does. For your own
good. Why do you laugh?
8 thoughts on “Haiku 1225, 1226, 1227”
The first one if my favorite (of course), but the other two made me laugh.
Thank you. In these cases a couple of titles and then these just wrote themselves. I will do this wandering through the shelves thing again, I love how the associations send my mind…everywhere.
It does sound fun.
I think there was a dVerse prompt once to write a poem from book titles.
A little dark but still good!!
Like Merril, I’m drawn to the first one. I can see the gears turning in the other two. (K)
Thank you. I like the first one for its hopeful feeling. And the other two, well, I do like a bit of a dark humor…and who knows what will happen???
I think the first poem in isolation is magical and hopeful. However, you know what my brain does and so I, therefore, placed it into a narrative with the poems that follow. In that head canon context, the star becomes ominous, presaging something to come, and the middle poem is a plan being forged, and the final poem is the conclusion of the plan for vengeance.
I do love how you put these random sequences together and they make sense, and a good story. I am feeling that I am always involved in a running narrative and setting out sections of it at a time, and I love that idea about my creative process. One big flowing stream.
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