Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

only the grass


as elephants brawl

and the foolish close their eyes

only the grass aches

view of a graveyard
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monsters laugh with glee

when the preying buzzards swirl

o’er the barren shell

gray scale photo of trees
Photo by Ian Turnell on Pexels.com

This haiku set was inspired by current times. Read into them what you will.

Thanks to FOWC and the prompt of “crazy” for which I substituted “foolish.” (Hope that’s OK with Fandango!)  And thanks to NaPoWriMo and their challenge to find an idiomatic phrase from a different language or culture and use it as the jumping-off point for your poem. I chose the following:

Kenyan proverb: “When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt.”

Meaning: Fights between the powerful only hurt the little guy.

6 thoughts on “only the grass”

  1. Foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise. Crazy is insane; lunatic; demented. But sometimes there is but a fine line that separates one from the other. So, of course I don’t mind your substitution. 👍

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