Thursday, August 13, 2015

1721

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)

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old scarecrow
lost his battle with the storm
in the field

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

14 comments:

Diane Mayr said...

This one is sibilant and poignant. Nicely done.

Gillena Cox said...

thank you Diane

much love...

Magyar said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in and sharing Magyar

Much love...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

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

Tattered Scarecrow

Kristjaan Panneman said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in to read mine Maggie

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Kristjaan

Much love...

Georgia Koch said...

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

Cheryl-Lynn Roberts said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Georgia

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in to read mine Cheryl-Lynn

much love...

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

Anonymous said...

Very well done - those purposeful eyes.