Some new haiku for comment please
in muddy water
in the ribcage
of a winter hedge
liquid sunset spreads
stir suck and kiss
the long egret beak
Nice work. In the first of these two there is something amiss with the rhythm of their final lines. 'Sun blazes' seems a tight phrase, a fragment. I wonder would 'the sun blazes' or 'blazing sun' read better? 'Liquid sunset spreads' also seems to disrupt the rhythm but not sure what to suggest, sorry. They are good though. Love the word 'ribcage' in particular, and do like them both.
The final two I like a lot. There is something fascinating about the last one especially. Well done.
Nice, George. Like Sean, I think ribcage is wonderful. Maybe the last line just 'liquid sunset'? I can see them all. Love the humor in the proud bush and the enticing beak is a chilling choice of adjective. Great.
Yes, just "liquid sunset".
I have an old fondness for three beats together to end on - there is a specialist term for it somewhere (I think I saw it in a book by Tom Paulin) - like Yeats' line ending "in the deep heart's core" (or "three blind mice"!). But it seems the rhythm does not suit here.
I think the choice of either sunset spreads or liquid sunset is correct because liquid and spread seem to fight it each other image-wise. By the way there is a great song by John Hiatt called Lipstick Sunset 🙂
I see the software has imposed a class system on us. Heather and Sean have colourless half stars as new members, Jonathan has a splendid green star as an active member, and I am accorded the title "Eminent member" and two pips on my sleeve!
George, I think I'm 'in' - and the site is wonderful with all that archived material (only briefly perused as yet). Thanks for your help.
Particularly like the last haiku: delicious sounds and a lively image!
I like the subtle humour of the third but also stumble over the rhythm of the first. Maybe the following would scan better:
the sun blazes
in muddy water
Yes, that's good Stuart.