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Good Friday  Suffering 

#7
hollow eyes
in skeleton face
look out through wire fence

#8
starving bald baby
with bloated belly and skin sores 
cries with dry tears

#9
woven into crown
thorns longer than my thumb
pressed into His head

#10
eight inch spikes
hammered through His palms and feet
to a wooden cross

#11
memories wiped clean
trapped in alien body
loved ones lost

                    ~~jvg 
 
 

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I couldn't resist, here are 2 of my own "the short night--" haikus.  

#5
"the short night--"
the sound of soft snores
from his room
         ~~ jvg

#6
"the short night--"
the moon is hiding
the stars make no sound
          ~~jvg

 

The haiku  below are not meant to be read as one poem but 11 different poems written by Yosa Buson in the 18th century all beginning with " the short night".   Of course these are translations from the original Japanese and I don't know who did the translation. My favorite of the bunch is the very first one.
11 haiku  nw.gif by Yosa Buson (1716-1783), Japanese Poet, all beginning with the line "the short night--".

the short night--
on the hairy caterpillar
beads of dew.

the short night--
patrolmen
washing in the river.

The short night--
bubbles of crab froth
among the river reeds.

the short night--
a broom thrown away
on the beach.

the short night--
the Oi River
has sunk two feet.

the short night--
on the outskirts of the village
a small shop opening.

the short night--
broken, in the shallows,
a crescent moon.

the short night--
the peony
has opened.

the short night--
waves beating in,
an abandoned fire.

the short night--
near the pillow
a screen turning silver.

the short night--
shallow footprints
on the beach at Yui.


 

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2018 Journal  #23

post knee surgery
blood and drugs drip through IV
bed  confinement
                      ~~jvg

Prompt: Confinement   Form: Haiku   for Poetry Bingo

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2018 Journal
#32


3 AM Pacific
computer screen awake
fingers on keyboard
                   ~jvg

#33

heavy eye lids blink
no more words for haiku
good night
                   ~jvg

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#35

softly dawn opens
on an old silent milk barn
cows no longer graze
                         ~~jvg

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#36

garbage lid knocked free
racoon forages for scraps
early wake up call
                            ~~jvg

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