dismembered magpieleft on the cemetery pathhorse chestnuts underfootI think you can leave out 'underfoot' partly as it sounds a little archaic for a haiku.dismembered magpieleft on the cemetery pathhorse chestnutsHere's one from me, an actual experience, and the writing of it inspired by Michael McClintock's famous haiku:high noonhalf a bandicootthe flies’ humAlan SummersThe British Haiku Society Postal Workshops Anthology 2000dead cat...open mouthedto the pouring rainMichael McClintockThe Haiku Anthology (p121)E-mail Interview With McClintock by Adria NeapolitanAN: Can you elaborate on the bluntness and the honesty in your haiku? (I’m thinking about the "dead cat... / open mouthed / to the pouring rain.")MM: I want to see things as they are, not always as I would wish them to be. That is easy to say, but often hard to do. I want to work in both ends of the spectrum, to write about what I find, too, between the extremes of beauty and ugliness. I think that is where most of us live our lives; there’s no sense in pretending otherwise. And I don’t have to go looking for it; it comes to me, whether I want it to or not. all my best,AlanWith Words.
Fascinating, Alan, thank you.I can identify with Mr. McClintock - the tagline for my photo blog has always been 'ugly is beauty from another perspective'
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