Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 12

I'm continuing my haiku story based on Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day prompts.

Today's prompt-city-is here.

Twelve days, twelve haiku.

beyond the welkin
a sleepy angel awakes
off to work wings brushed

the commute is quick
one giant leap for mankind
for angel one step 

the task is simple
persuade men to be happy
that's what angels do

since the creation
happiness has been men's foe
men prefer ruin 

men long for passion
harmony unsettles them
men would rather burn

men inhale cities
drink beneath the rural moon
on the airplane wings 

ever amateur
created in God's image
hopelessly human 

torment their lovers
dance themselves to destruction
ever lonely men 

finding no refuge
men cry when they see the Pope
vagabond pilgrims 

empires rise and fall
look back foresee the future
humans do not change 

men bend their beliefs
divide sex and sentiment
still believe in love 

strolls through central park
wild quarrels starting over 
beautiful and damned

To be continued tomorrow...

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. o-o-o-h! the last few stanzas are riveting and powerful! I love the line 'men bend their beliefs' . Looking forward to each day in this journey:)

  2. Janet, thank you so much for your comment. I'm so glad you like my haiku story attempt. I'm a bit concerned about the length of my "offering" on PA, but although I try to make each haiku stand alone, I really need to publish the whole thing every day, because they are connected (at least I hope they are.) So quite a few haiku still to come :-)