rising steam
the lamb born
too soon

 


11 Responses

  1. Lynne Rees Says:

    Very poignant and lovely.

  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Thank you, Lynne.

    marion

  3. Norman Darlington Says:

    Very raw and effective. Not to say, timely.

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Yes, it is very timely in the run up to Christmas, Norman. Thank you for your comment.

    marion

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    rising steam
    the lamb born
    too soon

    —MARION CLARKE

    Although different, this brilliant haiku reminds me of Matt Morden's famous haiku, in particular. Lambs are all about death, whether they survive or not, as we, as humans, eat them too young, because they are 'tender' to our teeth, our mouths, and our stomach.

    mountain wind
    the stillness of a lamb
    gathers crows

    by Matt Morden, from A New Resonance 2: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku
    (edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2001), which has 15 of Matt’s haiku.
    “mountain rain” haiku, originally published in Acorn 3

    And of course, also in the fantastic "Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales"
    edited by Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones, and Lynne Rees (Gower Press, 2011)

    And

    a lamb’s cry
    scudding clouds over
    the cemetery wall

    le cri d'un agneau
    les nuages filent au-dessus
    du mur du cimetière

    haiku by Alan Summers
    French translation: Serge Tome

    Publication Credit: Scope, journal of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Queensland, April 2015 volume 61 no 3; and tempslibres (2015)

    Your haiku, Marion, is so powerful.

    warm regards,
    Alan

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Oh that's a very striking haiku by Matt Morden, Alan. and I do like your English/French one.

    Thank you for your kind words.

    marion

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    Thanks Marion,
    Yes, Matt Morden's haiku is very famous, and continues to be haunting.

    warm regards,
    Alan

  8. Rprao Says:

    autumn twilight

    birds perching on trees

    pose some question marks.

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Vultures?! :O

  10. Rprao Says:

    Autumn twilight

    long search continues for

    a new born

  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Heart-breaking, Rprao.

    marion

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