Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Greed's a fool's rainbow
A sirenic melody
Like pseudo delights 

Greed's a form of theft 
Dogged theft from a spirit
Your spirit perhaps

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme~ Greed

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
~ This will hurt me


Mark M. Redfearn said...

I never thought of greed as theft before, but you're right!

Greedy Warriors

Jazzbumpa said...

Spiritual theft
Down that slippery slope lies
Material theft


Anonymous said...

in awe of your words in the first haiku. sirenic melody - very pretty

about greed as a form of theft -- i agree..the maldistribution of wealth that deprives others of their right to enjoy what nature has intended for them to have.
well-penned ^^

happy valentines day :)

kaykuala said...

Yes, greed can lull one into false delights but inflicting sufferings along the way on others, which is bad! Nice capture Gemma!


Carol L McKenna said...

Very insightful haiku and enlightening ~

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger

joanne said...

yes, greed is a soul-sucker...love the photo - reminds me of my wasted youth..

Lolly said...

form of theft. Food for thought, this haiku. Thank you!

WabiSabi said...

The idea that greed robs the greedy one of his spirit is well said!

Brudberg said...

brilliant, greed is a form of theft-

Kristjaan Panneman said...

Awesome ... greed is for sure something like theft.

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