One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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rusty smell embedded
in my fingers --

dead-heading marigolds

3 comments:

Alan Summers said...

Hi Kelly,

I've enjoyed coming back to this haiku several times. ;-)


rusty smell embedded
in my fingers --
dead-heading marigolds



I love that last line! Also we tend to think of roses when dead-heading is mentioned, but it's as logical to dead-head marigolds, albeit for different reasons.

Could it become the first and main line? e.g.


dead-heading marigolds
the rusty smell embedded
in my fingers


Alan
With Words
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Kelly Marszycki said...

I think it could! I did try it both ways and finally stayed with the last line -- Thank you, Alan! Always learn something new when you stop by -- congrats on your recent events -- saw the Area 17 releases!

Alan Summers said...

I know what you mean!

I've been reading your haiku many times, but also leaving quite a gap before I read it again.

That third line as a "first line" is so good for setting up the haiku, that it needn't be used for a kind of 'last line' punchline.

Just thinking out aloud, as the poem has definitely embedded itself in me. ;-)

Thanks for enjoying the Area 17 events, we had so much fun on all of them! ;-)

Alan
area 17
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