Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witch



Selfish society,
Superstitions rule the roost,
Degrading honor.

Degrading honor,
Innocence humiliates,
Her naked soul burns.

Her naked soul burns,
On pyre of false blemishes,
She, stained as a witch.


This Haiku is shared with Haiku Heights and the Prompt is Witch.




51 comments:

  1. Degrading honor...awesome ...
    Haiku on its hieghts.....

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  2. Wow! for this!
    loved it! :)

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  3. This is excellent and powerful.

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  4. Strong rant about the ills of society. A powerful description. You are such an artist at symbolizing with words! Awesome, loved it :D

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  5. nice haiku set. I loved that you went historical

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  6. "Degrading honor" indeed, and more with the fire . . . my favorite line of all three is "On pyre of false blemishes . . ."--so few words say so much!

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    1. Thanks for your increasing visits to my blog. I enjoy your comments.

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    2. Thank You Susan ... you have a lovely blog :-)

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  7. Innocence humiliates,
    Her naked soul burns

    A picture of old brought out. They were burnt on the pyre, that apparently happened many times. Nicely Green!

    Hank

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    1. It was sad in those times ... really terrible for these poor women !!!

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  8. Nice, I specially like the last one, stained as witch ~

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  9. I love the imagery in this.. the pyre of flames, her soul burns.. WOW! Just perfect for Halloween!!

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  10. Very well done Green Speck ... a strong set of haiku (in a cascade) about witches and the witch-hunt. Awesome!

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  11. Nice work to remind us of the 'witch hunt'.

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  12. First of all, I like your new header. Secondly, I'd like to congratulate you for attempt to fight against this disgraceful social custom to demean women. Very nice imagery.

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    1. Thank You so much ... if all of us join hands to fight the evils, the society would be such a perfect place to live in :-)

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  13. These are terrific. I loved the historical aspect of these. Especially loved " she, stained as a witch."

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  14. Could not help but think of documentaries showcasing the sharia laws, and also, the superstitions of many indigenous peoples....

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  15. Wow, nice flow Green Speck, very well composed.

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  16. Excellent, GS! You have hit the nail on its head.
    As a woman I do thank you for this haiku since real witches are those women (or whatever) whose envy sends good, beautiful and honest women to the pyre, yesss!
    :)))

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    1. Thank You Dulcina ... these are really unfortunate incidents that take place even in the modern era !!!

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  17. Intense!!! Beautiful flow between the haiku... loved it...


    Black witch reins tonight!

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  18. Very well written on a dark period of human history.

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  19. Great take on this prompt! It's interesting to think of the label and not mythology.

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  20. Very powerful and finely crafted cascade. Well done, Green Speck

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  21. `on pyre of false blemishes' - Ooh! I just love that!

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  22. I know ... I'm way behind with my comments ... love this post, Mr. Green Speck ... many unspoken secrets in this poem ... you will never know, since you are a man ... hmmm ...

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    1. Men can feel too, isn't it :-) Thanks for loving this poem Cat :-)

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