Daily Haiku Challenge, From Image, Day 4


Image for Haiku Challenge, Day 4

Awful blows the wind.
Its fury shows no respect.
What chance has mankind?


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17 Responses to Daily Haiku Challenge, From Image, Day 4

  1. meethimirchi says:

    amazing lines … fighting for the survival is what we are humans nowadays

  2. vivinfrance says:

    today’s haiku reflects events in Eastern Australia, as did mine yesterday. Yours fits the image perfectly.

    • Mike Patrick says:

      Thank you Viv. I’m still haunting your blog. I was puzzled by your comment on The Quilt the other day, but now I have read enough to understand. I certainly hope The Quilt did not remind you of any event from your past. You do make beautiful quilts.

  3. sarah says:

    The warriors who fought battles have faced it all…touching and powerful haiku 🙂

  4. Nanka says:

    That’s a very interesting take on the prompt image. Can feel the awful fury!! Your words have done justice to the image.

  5. Someone is Special says:

    survival, Wow, you write so well..Pleasure to have you in the Challenge..

    Someone is Special

  6. Jingle says:

    love your wonder in the last line..
    beautifully done.

  7. trisha says:

    man is so feeble when wind of nature and fate blows too strong, is not he? adorable haiku.

    mine is here:

  8. Amanda Moore says:

    Lovely Haiku for this prompt

  9. cloakedmonk says:

    Sad. It is hard to find hope when we are battered by the storms of despair.


  10. ashbeezone says:

    Very Nice Thought .. It’s brilliant
    Take a look on my Simple Haiku

  11. Bodhirose says:

    Mike, you are doing very well for a “newbie”. This is just beautiful.

  12. In your comments on my blog you wonder about your interpretation, but I think it’s is right-on. There is an enormous amount of apparent violence, wind-driven, in this. I really like it. Gave me a whole new view of the painting and that is what art is all about!

    • Mike Patrick says:

      Thank you, Liv. As I was reading all the interpretations, the various clusters surprised me. Many looked at it as a painting, some saw a sand storm, some dancing, and then there was yours; so different in a wonderful way. A shrink could probably have a field day with us. I’m sure that our past experiences color our vision. Mine were often associated with violence and savagery.

      I’ve had a lot of experience reading people during interview and interrogation and I’m trained to look for deception. There is no deception in haiku. It is just interesting to fall back into cop mode and try to read people through a fun new medium.

  13. RJ Clarken says:

    Given the recent (and current) news events in the world, your take on this is apropos and profound. What a powerful haiku – and you said so much in just a few words.

  14. Amanda Moore says:

    truly masterful the image this Haiku creates for me, the last line is haunting.

  15. Becca Givens says:

    Poignant indeed – thank you!

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