end of the
corporate ladder
autumn thistle


6 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Very nice.

  2. Lynne Says:

    Great haiku – definitely winner material for the Financial Times haiku competition!

  3. Ronald Grognet Says:

    Very nice except the golden parachute is white. Ron Grognet

  4. Paul Heinowski Says:

    Evocative of the barbs and stings of outrageous fortune. They are unlikely to injure seriously but enough to put you off.

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Highly enjoyable!


  6. Alan Summers Says:

    I always appreciate this author entering the world of socio-economic dynamics, social injustice, and business or political ethics, or lack therein:

    end of the
    corporate ladder
    autumn thistle


    A haiku, it has a seasonal reference, that is not just natural history, but an allusion to people bent on careers that are only self-serving, and only that while in employment. It can be an empty success once retired, or made to retire.

    The autumn thistle is a thing of beauty, but it has its brittle nature, its dryness, too.

    A wonderfully deep haiku full of layers and sadness.

    warm regards,


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