Deadly Design

Image credit: Stephen Bowler; Haiku credit: Gene Dupler

Image credit: Stephen Bowler; Haiku credit: Gene Dupler

Beautiful design
of wonderful construction –
Your coffin awaits


This haiku was written for a challenge for Trifecta.  I married it to a cool image I found on Flikr, by Mr. Stephen Bowler.  It’s an awesome photo and I love how the two come together to form this Haiga.

I like this poem because it has two entirely different meanings.  With the photo, I see the deadly assassin waiting for its prey.  But with only the words, I have that reminder that we are all mortals and must live our lives accordingly.  Which form do you like better?


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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10 Responses to Deadly Design

  1. Perhaps it is that very transience which imbues our mortality with such wonder. A very elegantly paradoxical haiku.

  2. Mike says:

    Cruel crate. Nicely done.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    Beautiful presentation. Webs can be quite intricate (and deadly).

  4. The juxtaposition in that last line is great.

  5. This is one of my favorites! A chilling poem about a hungry builder of beauty! I wish some of the flies flying around my apartment would land in it!

  6. I love the dual meaning. Thanks for linking up!

  7. Oh my goodnes – that last line is a killer – fantastic! 🙂

  8. Glynis says:

    This was amazing!

  9. Miss Hannah says:

    Ahh the webs we weave lol.. I like the light and dark and truth

  10. KymmInBarcelona says:

    The essence of haiku… the essence of the journey. Love it..

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