Thursday, October 16, 2014

Audience

amidst passing crowd
old man plays his broken drum
a sole cat listens


This Haiku is shared with Haiku Horizons - Drum.




29 comments:

  1. A sad picture...
    And just realised! The tone of our blogs looks identical - Black and white. (Although I have some reds too)
    Yet cheers!

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    1. Thanks Satya :-) And yes, the tone looks similar now :-D

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  2. a picture of melancholy....penned to perfection

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  3. a very poignant image. Animals are indeed the true companions

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  4. i think there is some issue with blogger for my comments hardly go through in the first attempt. I always have to resubmit.
    :(

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    1. Often this issue is faced when you are commenting for the first time on that particular day ... once you comment on a blog, you won't face the issue again until you log off :-)

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  5. Poignant. I can just see the cat listening. Awesome haiku!

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  6. How very sad! Beautifully written, as always!

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  7. I had an uncle like that ... rip, uncle pawlie ... :)

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  8. I don't know why but this reminded me of T.S. Eliot and his poem 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'. It was a part of my syllabus and one of the main metaphors (or personification, or some literary device I'm too sleepy to name) of the poem was the cat-like afternoon, gliding lazily across the streets, stretching and resting against a window pane. Prufrock is an old bachelor, afraid to commit but desperately wanting to. And the classic refrain,

    "In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo." - aka the crowd.

    The imagery fits in really well, you see. Beautifully penned. :)

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    1. That's a wonderful poem ... thanks so much for sharing :-)

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    2. I have to go look for this poem, sounds wonderful.

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  9. Sad, but with the hope of finding a kindred spirit, I think... 'sole cat listens'

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  10. Maybe he's a soul cat!
    Nice haiku.

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  11. Very vivid and beautifully written.

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