this slum with a moon in every puddle

 

 

 

(originally published in Presence, issue 43, January 2011)


34 Responses

  1. @andreochka Says:

    REALLY enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing…

  2. harrisfr Says:

    The slum is always more attractive at night!

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Strong haiku, and it's surprising how some slums, especially in Africa, are better run and fairer to people, than our big often anonymous cities.

    Alan

  4. Salt & Light Says:

    Absolutely exquisite; wish I'd written this.

  5. Madhu Says:

    So visual! Beautiful.

  6. @michaelpaone Says:

    Well done. Love this.

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    The moon can be enjoyed from anywhere…lovely. :)

  8. snakypoet Says:

    Ah, very nice! Which I do not mean as 'faint praise'. Just that even superlatives would scarcely do justice to this piece. I think it's as close to perfect as any poem can get.

  9. moonlace Says:

    Thank you, Martin, for this reverently mysterious image. I feel a mood in it, akin to Frost’s image, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep”.

    Frances

  10. Peter Newton Says:

    This holds a world-weary tone, all the promises the world makes–a moon in every puddle–surrounded by the truth of the slums. But the optimist is also at work here–for noticing so many.

  11. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks Peter!

  12. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks snakypoet! See you at Friday Haiku:
    http://fridayhaiku.livejournal.com/

  13. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks seaviewwarrenpoint!

  14. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks Alan!

  15. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks harrisfr! (…especially when the sky clears with a full moon)

  16. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks Andrea, but I am still reeling from…

    in one breath the whole autumn

    —Valeria Simonova-Cecon

    tinywords | Issue 09.1 | 7 December 2009

  17. martin1223 Says:

    Thank you, moonlace, for your comment…

  18. martin1223 Says:

    I’m glad you liked it.

  19. martin1223 Says:

    I appreciate your comment, Madhu.

  20. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks Salt and Light, good luck next time…

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  25. Horror Says:

    good luck next time…

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