Tuesday May 4th, 2010

The exercise:

The Two Haiku Tuesday topic this week: dance with the devil.

I'm still having fun putting together a playlist for the reception. I'm currently rediscovering my love of Irish music :)

Mine:

This dance floor of coal?
The orchestra of the damned?
This ain't romantic.

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He steps on my toes,
He burns my hair with his breath...
Save me from this hell!

3 Comments:

Greg said...

Heh, you remind me of Ambrose Bierce's definition of dancing: the art of pulling your feet away faster than your partner can step on them. I've always thought he had a point....

I like your first haiku better, but your second one is very atmospheric.

And responding to your comment from yesterday, I'm actually a little surprised that you're not finding other sources of inspiration already, I always thought that these prompts came quite easily to you. Well, from my hotel window I can see over the top of Montreal Cathedral (I'm on the 17th floor), so perhaps tomorrow's prompt might be "Building a cathedral"?

Dance with the Devil

He's got better moves,
He better dressed, and so hot,
He's the Devil, kid!

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He made her famous,
Everyone knows her name. Now,
He takes every dance

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

I don't have anything to share as far as haikus go (I took a three hour test in Spanish, go easy on me), but I saw you mention you might be having prompt issues? If I may offer suggestions...

~ "more stories than could fill Lake Okeechobee"
~ "The Shadow knows"
~ a lethal umbrella
~ tests

Perhaps we might be due for another continuation or random song prompt as well.

Marc said...

Greg - hah, I quite like that definition :)

And inspiration has good days and bad days. I'll have to make use of your suggestion though, as I have ideas swirling in my head already.

Your second haiku is fantastic.

g2 - much appreciated, I suspect I'll be making use of those in the near future. Thanks!