Thursday, August 13, 2015


image courtesy Carp Diem

tattered hand me downs
a homeless man stands staring
at the savannah
a scarecrow walking the streets
purposeful eyes avoid him

© gillena cox

written in response to the prompt at

Carpe Diem Special #161 Lolly's third "new scarecrow ...

new scarecrow ...
already a field mouse pokes
around its fly
© Laura "Lolly" Williams (published in Lovely Things, CDHK- e book)


old scarecrow
lost his battle with the storm
in the field

in the field
pieces of old clothes and paper
birth of scarecrow
© Chèvrefeuille

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Blogger Diane Mayr said...

This one is sibilant and poignant. Nicely done.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you Diane

much love...

9:05 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

History; in forever's field; the cross. _m

10:52 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and sharing Magyar

Much love...

12:13 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a powerfully sad tanka about homelessness. Powerfully sad.

Tattered Scarecrow

2:58 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

Homelessness caught in a very nice tanka ... strong emotions ...

3:52 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in to read mine Maggie

Much love...

7:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Kristjaan

Much love...

7:47 PM  
Blogger Georgia Koch said...

Wow Gillena, this is a very beautiful and thoughtful haiku about our modern cities ... an inspiring read.

1:14 AM  
Blogger Cheryl-Lynn Roberts said...

Excellent response to this prompt...a very powerful message of reality.

3:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Georgia

much love...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in to read mine Cheryl-Lynn

much love...

4:58 PM  
Blogger Mark M. Redfearn said...

We don't like to talk too much about homelessness, do we? You did it with grace.

Scarecrow in the Corn

2:20 PM  
OpenID said...

Very well done - those purposeful eyes.

2:50 AM  

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