HAIKU: Dead Poets Society

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enriching the earth

detritus of dead writers

a poets graveyard

◄ A Question of Faith

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Paul Waring

Wed 1st Feb 2017 05:26

Thank you Ray, what a wonderful interpretation of each line, I couldn't have put it better myself! Catafalque, ha-ha, very good, I love that sort of clever comedy and (excuse the pun) thanks for the support 😂

Thank you, too Rob, lovely to hear from you. I'm very grateful to you for reading and for your kind compliments. So pleased you enjoyed this. I completely agree with what you say about the construction of a haiku/senryu. And, by the way Rob, would you say I've written more of a senryu than a haiku here? (I'm still learning!)

Thanks again to you both. I can't thank you enough, you've made me feel that I've progressed a little further now!


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Robert Mann

Tue 31st Jan 2017 23:20

Paul - I have to agree with Ray on the excellence of this one. There are depths or layers to the best haiku/senryu encouraging multiple interpretations on such few words. This you have achieved, and I read different connotations every time I go back to this piece. Very accomplished.

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Tue 31st Jan 2017 21:24

Excellent Paul. In detail: enriching can mean spiritual nourishment or in a mineral sense , both options here.

Detritus of dead writers , a clever play on words(inspired) and also a kind of negation to the first line, though in a mineral sense complementary., so that's important.

A poet's graveyard, somewhere to be respected as being the focal point of both possibilities.

I hope I havn't missed anything!
A worthy addition to your catalogue, or should I say catafalque. oops!

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