Haiga by Ed Markowski

spring sunlight
  rose tinted glasses
    accent a black eye

5 Responses

  1. Paul Heinowski Says:

    Someone shows delicacy in wearing rose-tinted glasses. But in the bright light of the sun, her bruises show up. So her delicacy has a brutal, tempestuous side. The seasonal reference maybe points to a youthful subject. Or maybe a new relationship?

  2. friv juegos Says:

    It looks pretty virtual and what we can see, as well as images of human creativity we can create.

  3. haikuapprentice Says:

    Wow, this is a powerful haiku, Ed, finishing with a real sucker punch.

    My daughter wears rose tinted sunglasses, and sometimes I have enjoyed looking at the scenery through her glasses. Your poem brought home to me all the fears of a parent, who has tried to give his daughter a world which is all spring-sunlight and rose tinting, but who knows there is brutality and male violence and the chance his beloved girl will suffer at the hands of someone she gives her heart to.

    I was intrigued by the image which accompanied this poem. I'm sure there is a dandelion in there – wishes to be blown by the young and innocent of heart. May the dark clouds which seem to threaten, be kept away from all our girls.


  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I read is as someone who still believes that their violent partner will change. A very hard-hitting haiku.


  5. Cindy Says:

    My hat is off to your astute command over this tovbo-irapc!

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