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Sunday, 14 August 2011

August challenge 3

The subject is 'poverty'. Write a tanka, haiku or senryu on the theme.


  1. resting lightly
    on the thatched hut
    gold poplar leaves

    bathed in moonlight
    Hansel and Gretel
    holding hands

    stray cat
    even the bag lady

    the poacher
    nets a fish
    cold moon

    guitar case open
    the busker shows
    a hint of silver

  2. dad's old grey pants
    the tabby cat
    legging from the old dog

  3. luxury hotel
    a wretched shanty rests
    in its shadow

  4. old lady's laugh
    bellows from
    the shabby bungalow
    drowning out the ring
    of my iphone 4

  5. feet shuffle
    in the queue
    yesterday's bread

  6. In the mall
    fishing for bottles
    the old man
    his back-lit hair
    like a halo, glowing


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