Monday, 27 August 2012

Lamentation Nine

Tess Kincaid's Magpie 132 inspires yet more disappointment, if not total despair.

Ever Hopeful Haiku

Big Room, 1948, by Andrew Wyeth

By this cold, dead grate
I've waited years. But so far -
no Father Christmas.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lamentation Eight

Green was the colour
of my true love's hair until
we - and it - fell out.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Lamentation Seven

No Afters Haiku

A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent

Foot presses on foot,
toe lifts her hemline. "Stop that!
I have a headache."

A disconsolate and discouraging response to Tess Kincaid's picture prompt for Magpie 129.  Let's hope John Singer Sargent was more persuasive and charming than the stuffed shirt in his picture,