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Invictus in 5-7-5

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As there is already more than enough grimness in the real world, I usually dislike grim art.  The haiku by Poet Rummager that is effectively reblogged below is one that I admire despite its grimness.

An Escape | Poet Rummager

At her throat, he pressed
The knife and told her to strip
She leaned on the blade

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In response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #12, I admire Poet Rummager’s haiku for 3 reasons.

  1.  It is so well-crafted.
  2.  It pushes the envelope of haiku subject matter.
  3.  It honors an unflinching spirit, as in the famous poem Invictus.

Whether #1 also applies to my own grim haiku is for others to say; I do have #2 and #3.

Edge of Enlightenment
|Behold the abyss
|without flinching.  If you can,
|then you are at peace.

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Image uploaded by Lucas Surtin was downloaded from 6iee.com at 800×600 resolution:

HQ 1920×1200 Resolution, June 19, 2015, Abyss #512845
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9 thoughts on “Invictus in 5-7-5

  1. Both haiku are excellent; and haiku, given it’s cultural origins, is the perfect vehicle for the expression of single-mindedness in the face of death. Poet Rummager said it perfectly in her comment. That having been said, you both need to get some sunshine and have a cocktail or something…Jesus.

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