Morning – Haiga – September 21, 2014

This haiga, which I put on this blog page today, is part of 30DOH (though I’ll write another lighter one for Through the Eye of Bastet) … is born from my former post of a photo I used for Silent Sunday last week.  Commenters suggested that it had the makings of a poem or a haiga  (so I wrote both) … it’s also a second answer to the Tale Weaver’s Prompt – which this week was based on a song by Metallica – One – which always affects me very deeply.


winds of war gather
fires are burning in their breasts
mothers weep at dawn

(c) G.s.k. ’14


the newspaper’s glare
their front page banner
“the enemy marches
the bad men are killing
save our mighty nation
keep our life-style pure
god’s on our side
no one can stop us
people give your children
to the cause of peace”

… and the king was in his counting house
counting out his money …

(c) G.s.k. ’14