Monday, 10 October 2011

Claudia Messelodi - haiku 5 & 6

This week sees the last in Claudia's series of haiku. If you would like to read more of her poetry please visit EOTE

Cicadas' night songs
bring delight to lonely souls
till the morning comes

Nimble kids play free
while their father mows the lawn
mum observes the scene

Why I like these haiku

Cicada's night songs 
A sad piece. The juxtaposition of night bringing delight because of their song and the inference that the delight fades in the morning light is beautifully depicted.

Nimble kids play free 

Very domesticated scene but with a hint of sadness in it too. The words she uses indicate that this should be a happy scene. But the reader is left wondering why mum just observes and doesn't join in.

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