war ruins…
suddenly the cicadas





Author’s note: The photo was taken (and the haiku was composed) in a bombed out hotel complex on the Croatian coast last year.

9 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Wow~! Fear lives~!

  2. Andrea Says:

    Gorgeous haiku – stunning picture

  3. Merrill Gonzales Says:

    How often I've had that feeling at reading war haiku…the depths would silence even the cicadas…there are no words. Thanks for this one.

  4. PeacheWriter Says:

    Thank you for such a vivid picture.

  5. Alison Says:

    I thought the haiku was poignant in itself, but the photo adds another level of depth. Most excellent haiga.

  6. Kaye Laird Says:

    David Serjeant, I like your work—great photo, great haiku! Uneasily, felt like was there.

  7. daveserjeant Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

  8. Bobbie Troy Says:


  9. martin1223 Says:

    war ruins…
    sunlight stops at the windows

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