Festivity haikus

Thomas R. Parker

This collection takes the theme of ‘Festivity’ and attempts to follow the strict triumvirate formula
of English Haiku – each haiku uses a 5/7/5 syllable structure and uses caesura to juxtapose two
thoughts or images.

Valentine’s Day

A most tender kiss –

turned into unbridled lust.

But ends in embrace.

Mother’s and Father’s Day


for all they have done. Such as

criticise and judge.


Bitter frost fades out

as winter recedes. Pastel

shades breathed on canvas.


Light fades, days chill. But

home’s warm, food’s rich, families

spend time together.


Light up the beacons –

Symbols of life… breath ends the

light to honour birth?


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