Haiku and Tanka often informed by
my twin obsessions Art and clothes.
In poetry, and especially in a form like haiku, word choice is all. Using "implodes" here says everything in just that one word. Great imagery evoked by this.
Dear Karen, Just the right word may take a while tocome into my mind, however it is worth the wait. Thank you for noticing.M.
I do love poems using an unbending economy of language best. Your writing is delicate and confidential, while rigorous. I noticed that you like the harp. Have you ever listened to William Lawes "Harp Consorts"? A brilliant piece of harp at the crossroads of different things.
Dear Ande, Your comment on my poetry is complete.That you would use the word rigorous lets meknow how carefully you have read my work andhow astute you are. I have not heard William Lawes "Harp Consorts" however my fingers will fly to punchin this information, and I will let you knowhow much I enjoyed "Harp Consorts". Thank you, Ande.M.
The three actions involved in this piece - hiding, imploding, bleeding - coming as they do at the start of each line, cast such a dark shadow over the two words that refer to the heroine's situation, her desire and her awakening, that I was immediately drawn in, concerned for her. It was like watching a film and knowing some net is closing around the female lead but being left completely in the dark about the nature of the threat. Whose desire? Hers or someone elses's? She's in a bad place, either way. Seven little words.
Dear Mairi, Like watching a film, what a wonderfulcompliment. Very perceptive Mairi, the heroineis in danger. This haiku is informed byNabokov's short story Wingstroke. It's gratifyingto know the essence of danger is evident. Thank you, MairiM.
Open heartexcites her womanhood beckons coupling