Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

Expediency in the time of covid


Recommended Posts

Freshly fake flowers

Stood as silent sentinels

In cracked cinder block.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

An unexpected haiku! There is a time and place for "freshly fake." Strangely, these flowers seem welcome. Good to see you, Marti.


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Even though I have never read it, the title is a blatant steal from "Love in the Time of Cholera".

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...
David W. Parsley

Hi Marti, I like this haiku and have read it several times.  I have been reluctant to comment, but would it be okay to revisit "sentinels"?  I see the flowers more as a contingency to retain a sense of past and promised beauty, the anticipation of returning life in the midst of punishing pandemic.  They do not feel like agents of watch and warning to me.  Yes, they are "fake" and "fresh" introductions rooted in expediency, but they are present and engaged.

One Fan's Thought,
- David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.